Over 350 guests, consisting of family, friends, staff, and Governors attended the prestigious end of year Awards Event at the College on Tuesday 19th June. The students were dressed in graduation gowns, providing a sense of grandeur and excitement to the occasion.
The Awards Ceremony is held annually to celebrate the outstanding achievements and efforts of the students, including both curriculum awards as well as awards for outstanding contributions both internally and externally. The Student of the Year was awarded to Carly Webb for her exceptional contribution as Lead Ambassador and the Apprentice of the Year award was given to Daniel Connaughton, who is now a full time member of the College staff.
During the ceremony there were also references to the many accolades the College has won during the academic year, the most recent one being at The National Centre of Diversity Awards in January where the College was placed for the third time, among the top 100 organisations that the National Centre of Diversity works with, and this year at the prestigious position of number 3. There was also mention of the amazing sporting success of the College Basketball team who completed this year by winning the Surrey Sixth Form League for the second time in a row.
The presentation of the Awards was interspersed with an amazing variety of exceptional performances given by our past and present students, from a variety of genre, including dance, singing, comedic dialogue and speeches. To conclude the evening our Guest of Honour, Councillor Toni Letts, addressed the audience with an inspirational speech. This was followed by photographs and a celebration buffet.
The Principal and Chief Executive of the College, Mohammed Ramzan said, “I feel very proud of the achievements and contributions of the students and staff and the accolades the College has achieved this academic year. I would also like to thank Councillor Toni Letts for giving up her time from her busy schedule to attend our Awards event as our Guest of Honour, as well as past students who returned to talk about their progression to University and Employment.”