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PUBLISHED: 17:53 23 July 2008 | UPDATED: 15:02 25 August 2010

A DYSLEXIC student has been crowned national Young Apprentice of the Year. Apprentice sports coach Luke Power, 16, from Greenwich, received his award from TV star Amanda Holden at the Royal Horticultural Hall, last Thursday.

A DYSLEXIC student has been crowned national Young Apprentice of the Year.

Apprentice sports coach Luke Power, 16, from Greenwich, received his award from TV star Amanda Holden at the Royal Horticultural Hall, last Thursday.

The teen studied sports management, leadership and coaching at Eltham Green Specialist Sports College under the Young Apprentice Programme.

Despite finding academic work tough at school, Luke got work experience at the David Beckham Academy, Greenwich, and has already landed a full-time health club job.

He said: "Because of my Young Apprenticeship, I feel I can handle any challenge that comes my way."

Luke beat almost 1,400 other entrants to the competition.

Neil MacGillivray, Head of Sport, Leisure and Tourism for London Leisure College, said "I've been teaching for a long time and he is just the single, most outstanding student I've ever come across."

Mr Power now gives beneficial presentations to youths pursuing apprenticeships and "learn-while-you-earn" plans.


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