A STUDENT from Sutton has been recognised for her hard work and dedication.

Chloe Wroot, who studies at Craven College in Skipton, has scooped an accolade in the national Pearson BTEC Awards.

She was named a bronze winner in the business and enterprise student of the year category of the awards programme, which this year was held online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Chloe was nominated by her tutor, Jill Frik, for being “an exceptional learner and a role model”.

“Chloe is re-sitting her English GCSE and was required to complete a formal presentation,” said Ms Frik.

“She demonstrated extreme bravery in choosing to share her very personal experiences.

“As many young people struggle with mental health issues and feel they face difficult barriers to their health and wellbeing, this talk was inspirational in putting things into context and making her peers feel empowered and more positive about dealing with their own issues.”

Chloe, who is studying business and wants to be an accountant, said: “I am passionate about the subject because it opens up many pathways into various career opportunities which should help me tremendously.

“This BTEC course will help me achieve my career ambitions because I organised a work experience placement with Acorn Stairlifts which helped me to receive the basic knowledge within a finance department and then they offered me a job.”

Organisers of the tenth annual BTEC Awards paid tribute to all the nominees.

“The passion and dedication we have seen from this year’s nominees has been incredible,” said a spokesman.