Councillor Danny shows he can multi-task

ONE student collecting his A-level results from Colbayns High School in Clacton this morning was representing more than just himself and his family.

ONE student collecting his A-level results from Colbayns High School in Clacton this morning was representing more than just himself and his family.

Danny Mayzes, 20, was elected as a Tendring District Councillor in 2007 and said he was delighted to have surpassed even his own expectations and his achievements were proof people could succeed as a councillor while studying at the same time.

The young Rush Green councillor was elected to represent the area in May last year alongside his brother Stephen, who was also at the college to give Danny some moral support.

But the envelope contained only good news - an A grade for sociology and a BC double award for health and social care.


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He said: “I'm pleased - to be honest, I think I have surpassed my expectations. It's fantastic, I only expected a CC in health and social care but I got a BC.

“I can now follow up a firm offer to study education at Anglia Ruskin and move on to a PGCE in primary school teaching.”

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Danny said that although he was looking forward to studying in Chelmsford, he would be carrying on with his role as a district councillor and he was confident that he could “multi-task” effectively.

He said: “I kept both roles going (during his time at college). I tried to work on both at the same time during the year and it's obviously paid off. There was a point where I thought maybe it was too much.

“But young people can take up public office and go to college at the same time - it won't interfere with their studies.”

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