City College Norwich toasted the achievements of 21 outstanding further education students from 2016-17 at the Further Education (FE) Awards at the Assembly House, Norwich, on Thursday 14th September.
The select group of students who were honoured at the event each had their own remarkable and, in some cases, life changing stories to tell of their time at college. Each award winner had been nominated by their tutors and lecturers from more than 4,000 students who studied with the college last year.
The award categories reflected the huge breadth of further education courses offered by City College Norwich, from foundation learning, to GCSEs and A levels, an extensive range of BTECs, NVQs and other vocational courses, and Access to Higher Education.
The inspirational and high-achieving students, their parents or invited guests, employer partners, teaching staff and other guests were treated to a glitzy reception with drinks and live music at the Assembly House ahead of the award presentations.
Twenty one exceptional students were presented with employer-sponsored awards in recognition of outstanding progress, achievements and on contribution on their course of study.
In addition, two special awards were presented to those whose achievements truly stood out on behalf of the college’s governors. The Governors’ Award for Outstanding Student Achievement was presented to Brendan Thraxton and the Governors’ Robert Walton Award for Outstanding Contribution to College Life went to Leah Cranswick.
Corrienne Peasgood, Principal, City College Norwich, said:
“This year’s FE Awards ceremony was a fantastic celebration of excellence and achievement by a group of truly stand-out students from the class of 2017. We are exceptionally proud of our students’ successes, which have been brilliantly supported by our expert teachers and valued employer partners. I would like to congratulate all of our award winners on their truly outstanding achievements and wish them every success for the future.”
Full list of winners:
- Outstanding Achievement at A Level, Sponsored by Howes Percival Solicitors - Catherine Lee
- Outstanding Achievement at AS Level, Sponsored by Mills & Reeve - William Sims
- Outstanding Student Progression in Foundation Learning, Sponsored by Holiday Inn Norwich - Brendan Thraxton
- Overcoming Barriers to Success in Pre-Employment Training (MINT), Sponsored by Hatch Brenner - Fern Catchpole
- Dedication and Progress in English, Sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses - Felicity Player-Read
- Dedication and Progress in Maths, Sponsored by Grant Thornton - Luke Isherwood
- Dedication and Hard Work in ESOL, Sponsored by Serco - Fatumata Djalo
- Outstanding Personal and Academic Progression in Phoenix Plus, Sponsored by Norwich City Council - Madison Wiles
- Outstanding Achievement in Construction, Sponsored by Kier - Rhys Sheehan
- Outstanding Achievement in Creative, Production and Performing Arts, Sponsored by Norwich Theatre Royal - Maria Barreiros
- Outstanding Progress in Business and Retail, Sponsored by Arnolds Keys - Callum Ellis
- Outstanding Effort in Engineering, Sponsored by KLM Engineering - Lawson Parker-Benn
- Outstanding Achievement in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy - Sponsored by Mustard TV - Angel Kenzitt
- Outstanding Commitment and Progression in Hospitality and Catering, Sponsored by The Forum Trust - Daniel Youngs
- Outstanding Achievement in Health and Social Care, Sponsored by Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance - Leah Cranswick
- Outstanding Achievement in Sports and Public Services, Sponsored by Active Norfolk - Megan Belsey
- Outstanding Achievement and Commitment in Access to Higher Education, Sponsored by Snelling Business Systems - Jake Hazelgrove
- Outstanding Commitment and Achievement in Information Technology, Sponsored by Aviva - Daniel Hayes
- Outstanding Achievement in Education and Training, Sponsored by Norfolk County Council - Keely Smithurst
- The Students’ Union Award for Enhancing the Student Experience, Sponsored by Adnams - Jessica Crowley
- The James Barr Memorial Award - Julie Wainwright
- The Governors’ Robert Walton Award for Outstanding Contribution to College Life – Leah Cranswick
- The Governors’ Award for Outstanding Student Achievement - Brendan Thraxton