The 2006 Star
Awards included a new category, the Learner's Choice Star Award
sponsored by the Daily Mirror. It is nominated by students to commend
an exceptional member of staff, who has inspired and motivated them
to succeed. A shortlist of ten was chosen from the 170 nominations to
(RNIB Redhill College/Redstone.fm) was one of the 10 shortlisted
finalists in this category. His nomination stated:
to see past his students' disabilities to their potential, Des
encourages them to do the same. He builds confidence, helping them
achieve successes they didn't think possible."
achievement was celebrated at a gala dinner and award ceremony in
London on the 30th October 2006.
here to see the Daily Mirror article.