A Holmer Green secondary school student was recently named as one of the winners at Pearson’s Annual BTEC Award ceremony.

Katie Cherry, who attends Holmer Green Senior School, was one of 21 winners who attended the ninth annual award ceremony, which took place at Central Hall Westminster on Thursday, July 4.

The aspiring music teacher received an award for being the BTEC Music Student of the Year for the 2018/19 academic year.

She, along with the other 20 winners, came out on top from 574 nominees across 20 categories which caters students both in the UK and abroad.

Ms Cherry, along with the other victors, was chosen by a panel of 52 judges who picked the top students ‘who have showcased their fantastic effort to gain recognised qualifications which are heavily in demand from employers and universities’.

Rod Bristow, President of Pearson in the UK, said: “All of the South East’s learners who won this year deserve huge congratulations and stand every chance of continuing that success into the careers they are now ready to start.

“This year’s awards are a fantastic celebration of them, alongside the schools, colleges, universities, training providers, and employers who have underpinned their efforts.

“But I also want to congratulate every single one of the hundreds of thousands of students who will be awarded a BTEC qualification this year.

“All of them now have the confidence that they have earned a qualification which is recognised by employers small and large, by universities across Britain and around the world.”

Since taking the course, Ms Cherry volunteers at a primary school where she teaches music lessons.

The winner also hosted a charity music festival at her school, where she raised over £2,000 for the charity, RobsARTTT.