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11 July 2023
A female lecturer with a female student at an awards ceremony. The two of them are holding a certificate.

I feel I am more independent and that wouldn’t have happened had I not come to NWRC

Poppy Miller
Early Years student

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Poppy Miller (pictured with lecturer Sharon McLaughlin) is one of dozens of students who choose to study Early Years at NWRC each year. In 2023 she was a prize by the college for academic achievement.

Poppy (17), from Claudy, was first introduced to Early Years when she was studying for her GCSEs at Limavady High School and came to NWRC to study Childcare.

“I loved it,” she said. “When I finished my GCSEs I decided to enrol on the Level 2 in Early Years at Limavady NWRC and I plan to continue with my Level 3 in September, then Level 5 and then progress to training as a Primary School Teacher. “

During her Level 2 course Poppy went on placement.

“I love being on placement,” said Poppy. “It’s a brilliant feeling when you come into work and the children love to see you there and come running over to you. It’s a great career working in Early Years because you get to see the children grow and build their confidence.

“NWRC is great because the lecturers really pushed me to work to my full potential, especially Sharon in Limavady campus.

“I feel I am more independent and that wouldn’t have happened had I not come to NWRC. I would recommend Early Years at NWRC for anyone who wants to have a career working with children or working in the Early Years sector. “

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