Student success


Carlo Paynter

Motor Vehicle Level 2Carlo Paynter - Motor Vehicle Achievement Award

Bermudan Carlo Paynter became the first international student to win Pershore College’s Motor Achievement Award.

Carlo, 24, swapped the North Atlantic island for the Vale of Evesham to study the Level 2 Motor Vehicle course.

He said, “I’d always been interested in cars and bikes, and had been working in bike mechanics, but I wanted to study in England, so applied here to Pershore College.

“I’ve had a great experience here, but I was really surprised when they told me I had won the award.”

Bryan Leighton, Curriculum Leader for Motor Vehicle at Pershore said, “The award is presented to the best motor vehicle student across all the college’s courses, and Carlo thoroughly deserved to win it. He fitted in straight away despite having moved a long way from home, and has produced a very high standard of work. He has been an excellent influence on the other students as well and a pleasure to teach."


Motorsport engineering level 3

Students with buggies at BruntingthorpeA group of Warwick Trident College motorsport students put their creations to the test at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire.

The students are all studying for a BTEC Level 3 in Motorsport Engineering and during their course they have designed and built the ‘buggies’ under the supervision of their instructor, ‘Fixit’ Mick Harding.

The culmination of their efforts was the testing day held at Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds in Leicestershire. The students explored handling characteristics, gearing and engine performance in order to develop the cars ready for a second day of trials next year.