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Last night Eastleigh College celebrated another successful year with an exciting Annual Awards ceremony. College students, staff, governors and local businesses gathered together at Eastleigh’s premier venue, the Concorde Club, to celebrate the exceptional achievements of students and staff over the past twelve months.
A variety of awards were presented throughout the evening, including the prestigious Governor’s Prize for Outstanding Achievement, which highlights a student who has given an outstanding performance throughout the year, worked hard and achieved regardless of what life throws at them. This year’s prize was awarded to Chloe Wort, who studied Level 3 Construction and Built Environment and is a Trainee Site Manager with Kier Construction. Once Chloe completes her qualification, she will be the first female site manager in the South!
Speaking after the winning announcement, Chloe commented “It feels amazing! It’s great to get recognition for all the hard work I’m doing. My favourite part of the course is learning about the on-site aspects such as site materials and site surveying. I’m able to relate all the things in my job to the theory I learn at college. This is a great award to have and it shows that I’m achieving the best I can with the work I’m doing on-site along with my college work.”
Guests attending the event were treated to emotional and heart-warming videos of each of the nominees at work, alongside the nominating member of staff explaining why they have been shortlisted to receive an award. Two nominees attended for each category, with the winner being announced on the night. Also in attendance were a range of local employer sponsors who were keen to show their support to the students, including NatWest, NCFE, Randstad, VTCT, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and Kier Construction.
Eastleigh MP Mims Davies was also pleased to attend the ceremony and congratulate the students for their hard work and success over the past academic year, “It’s been a fantastic night awarding students for all the hard work they have put in. With all the sponsors supporting the evening, it’s been a real community event.”
Jan Edrich, Chief Executive and Principal at Eastleigh College added “This event is one of my personal highlights of the academic year; it is a fantastic opportunity to really show how proud we are of our students and to highlight the fantastic achievements that each and every one of them has accomplished during their time with the College. We wish them every success for the future and know that they will go far.”
Congratulations to all our award winners:
Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Randstad – Harry Bicknell
Award for Exceptional Progression, sponsored by NatWest– Joshua Sergeant
GEM Award – Matt Cook
Governor’s Prize for Outstanding Achievement, sponsored by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service – Chloe Wort
Student of the Year, sponsored by VTCT – Rosie Armstrong
Tony Brooks Award – Darren Smith
Work Experience Student of the Year, sponsored by NCFE – Scott Williamson
HE Student of the Year – Lee Jermy
Margaret Kyrle Prize, sponsored by Kier – Luke Puxley
David Baird Prize – Laura Baker
Teacher of the Year – Bob Price
Apprentice of the Year– Maisie Durrant
Award for Exceptional Progression– Sam Francis
GEM Award – Thomas Hogan
Governor’s Prize for Outstanding Achievement – Shadi Menjah
Student of the Year – Charlotte Stewart and Natasha Holt
Tony Brooks Award – Jake Newbury
Work Experience Student of the Year– Connor Smith
Teacher of the Year – Greg Cheeseman
Following guidance received today from the Department for Education and Ofqual, we can provided reassurance to students who were due to sit GCSEs at Eastleigh College this summer.
Eastleigh College is delighted to announce that following the release of national government data, it has ranked 1st in Hampshire and 10th nationally against all other 6th form and further education colleges for its student achievement rates.