A PUPIL at Halton High School, Runcorn, has been shortlisted for a top national award.
Year 10 student Ellis Greenwood beat competition from across the country to be named a finalist in the Aimhigher Learner Awards.
The awards are held in Westminster and aim to celebrate the achievements of pupils and staff who have helped them learn more about training and job opportunities.
Jenny Rankin-Mills, of Aimhigher Halton, said: “I have found Ellis Greenwood to be intelligent and enthusiastic and I know that I can rely on her to represent Halton in a very positive manner.
“Her commitment and ability to make the most out of every experience offered is fantastic in a girl of her age, and I trust she will go far in whichever professional career she chooses.”
Ellis has taken part in several Aimhigher events, which she said have broadened her horizons.
She visited Jaguar to look at careers in engineering, where she also took part in a build a buggy competition.
Ellis also spent two days at Hope University, where she had the chance to find out about roles in science and media.
Ellis said: “I look at university in a different way now, I always thought it would be boring but it’s fun.
“I’m definitely going to go!”
Pauline Hall, Aimhigher co-ordinator at Halton High School, added: “She is motivated and willing to seize the opportunity that higher and further education has to offer.
“In school she has set personal goals and is working hard to achieve them.”