Top performing students rewarded at Lowestoft Sixth Form College awards

Lowestoft Sixth Form College student awards 2015

Lowestoft Sixth Form College student awards 2015 - Credit: Archant

The outstanding achievements and efforts of young people in Lowestoft were rewarded at a sixth form college's annual student awards ceremony.

Lowestoft Sixth Form College student awards 2015

Lowestoft Sixth Form College student awards 2015 - Credit: Archant

Lowestoft Sixth Form College's celebration of achievement took place in its atrium, with more than 150 students, former students and their families, staff and supporters gathering to hear testimonials of hard work and excellence.

Former student Kieran Burden – who is in final year of a history of art and English literature degree at the University of East Anglia, having left the Rotterdam Road college in 2013 – was the guest speaker at the event. He spoke about his time as a sixth form student and how he has got on at university. He aims to stay on to complete a postgraduate degree in history of art and to teach at a university level.

The awards were presented by Lowestoft Sixth Form College principal Yolanda Botham as well as ATKINS, the L6FC corporation and mayor of Lowestoft Stephen Ardley.

The Principal's Award on the evening went to former Ormiston Denes Academy student Danny Cook, with tutors describing him as 'the most genuine young man I have ever had the pleasure to teach and know' who has 'worked exceptionally hard throughout his studies'.

Lowestoft Sixth Form College student awards 2015

Lowestoft Sixth Form College student awards 2015 - Credit: Archant

He is going on to study the football, business and media degree at the University College of Football Business (UCFB) based at Wembley Stadium, where has been awarded the Alastair Campbell Scholarship given to an aspiring writer, broadcaster or journalist who can demonstrate that their choice of degree will benefit them in their career ambitions.

Guests were treated to live music throughout the evening as well as delicious refreshments – including a chocolate fountain – and the chance to visit the fun photo booth.

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Current students also supported the evening as musicians, photographers and ambassadors.

Following the event balloons were donated to Warren School, where pupils enjoyed them as part of the Christmas party.

There was also a retiring collection in aid of Help an East Coast Child.

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