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Date Posted: 04/02/2022 | Posted In: Enrichment, Student News

Andy Howard, Progress Tutor, and Holly Hargreaves

We are delighted that two of our fantastic B6 students have been shortlisted for the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester Award for Young Citizen of the Year 2021. The award seeks to celebrate young people who typify acts of citizenship and social action.

First-year, Holly Hargreaves, and second-year, Zuzanna Kolodziej, were both nominated by Progress Tutor, Andy Howard (pictured above), for their exceptional enrichment project.

Their project, Security and Intelligence Project Bolton or #sipbolton, analyses crime rates and data from across Bolton and seeks to categorise the crime and highlight current rises in certain types of crimes. The students have a display board in The Sixth Form alerting students and staff of their recent findings and they hold weekly meetings where other students can help to analyse the data and discuss the findings.

Holly, who previously attended Sharples High School and is studying A Level English Literature, History and Sociology with the Honours Programme and Extended Project Qualification is also an active member of the B6 Women into Leadership programme. Andy said he nominated Holly as:

“Holly has been involved with the project since day one and has shown a keen interest in developing its potential. Her input has been sincere and insightful which has helped to expand the scope of the database. It has been great to see her become confident with data management. Holly has become extremely fast with analysing articles and isolating relevant data. An absolute credit to the college and the wider Bolton community.”

Holly Hargreaves in front the #sipbolton board


 Zuzanna , who previously attended The Derby High School and is studying A Level History, Law, Psychology with the Honours Programme and Extended Project Qualification. Zuzanna is eager to continue her studies in Law and has recently received an offer to study Law at the University of York. Andy said he nominated Zuzanna as:

“Zuzanna joined the project and brought a superb knowledge of the type and parameters of convictions thanks to her knowledge gained from A Level Law. This was a huge help with categorising crime within the database. Zuzanna is keen to share good practice and invested time outside of college to help organise the data. Really great to have Zuzanna on the team. Zuzanna is a critical thinker and is well versed in constructive feedback. I am deeply grateful for her time, effort, and energy.” 

Zuzanna Kolodziej in front the #sipbolton board


The awards ceremony is due to take place at the University of Bolton on Monday 21 February and we wish both students the best of luck.