Students are stars of the show at Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College’s annual student of the year awards.

Family, friends, teachers and VIPs gathered at Clarendon Sixth Form College’s Brooke Vincent theatre, to celebrate the achievements of students from the college, on Wednesday 7th June.

One student from each subject area was presented with an award for their hard work, dedication to their studies and academic excellence throughout the year. A panel made up of senior members of staff, including principal Jackie Moores selected the winning students.

During the event, Jackie congratulated the students on their success and citations were read out for each winner, before they were presented with their award by Leon Dowd, deputy principal.

Jackie said: “I would like to congratulate every student who won an award this year. The student of the year event is a fantastic way to end the academic year by highlighting what our students have achieved and rewarding them for their efforts. In keeping with the college’s ethos of transforming lives through education, many of these students have grown massively during their time with us and I’m sure they will now go on to have successful careers in their chosen subjects. Well done to them.”

Michael O’Sullivan, winner of the public services category, was also presented with the overall student of the year award for excellence in academic aspects of the course, his physical performance, leadership, decision making and problem solving elements of any practical assessments he is given. Michael also recently received the platinum jubilee award at the college’s public services ‘passing out’ parade.

He said: “It was such an unexpected surprise receiving the award for student of the year. All my hard work and dedication over the last three years didn’t go unnoticed and I wouldn’t have been given this award without the help and guidance of my tutors, Andy and Steve. The skills I have learnt at the college will help me with my future career. Thank you very much”

Michael has already secured a role with Greater Manchester Police as a member of their support staff, with a view to moving into frontline policing in the future.

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