Deserved spot on honours list

Blackpool Sixth Form College Principal Felicity Greeves, who  received an OBE in the New Year Honours.
Blackpool Sixth Form College Principal Felicity Greeves, who received an OBE in the New Year Honours.
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STUDENTS have praised their “fantastic” principal who has been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

Felicity Greeves, the head at Blackpool Sixth Form College, said she was delighted to be awarded the gong but now those she has mentored, as well as her colleagues, have added their congratulations.

Student Dayna Larkin, 17, said she has Mrs Greeves to thank for the offer to study English Literature at either Keele, Newcastle or Nottingham universities when she graduates from the college in the summer.

Dayna, of Bloomfield Road, South Shore, added: “It’s fantastic, I’m part of the student council and we all work quite closely with her so we’re all really pleased with it.

“She’s helped me with my university applications and now I’ve got three offers as a result.”

Fellow student Rachel Leech, 17, of Warley Road, North Shore, said: “We’re really happy she’s finally got the recognition for all her hard work, she’s got the accolades she deserves. We’re very glad to have her at the college.”

The college’s deputy principal Gail Yeadon said it was a well deserved accolade.

She added: “We’re all absolutely delighted. I think it’s in recognition not only for her exceptional work here, but also locally and nationally.”

Mrs Greeves welcomed the kind words of students and colleagues.

She said: “It’s definitely a great feeling because in the end that’s what it’s all about.

“I’ve been in Blackpool 12 years now and really enjoy working here, and there’s a lot of opportunity here.

“I just want to work with my colleagues to make sure the young people of this area can achieve the best they can possibly achieve.”

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