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College hands out awards in annual presentation
3:25pm Monday 19th August 2013 in News
DOZENS of learners have been rewarded for their outstanding college success.
Darlington College celebrated its students’ achievements and contributions to college life at an annual award ceremony.
A packed audience of family and VIP guests, seated in the college’s atrium, saw honours given out by Principal Tim Grant alongside college governor Colonel Nick Millen.
Addressing the audience Mr Grant said: “Our annual awards are an opportunity to celebrate our whole college as a community as well as the diversity of talent in all aspects of our curriculum.
“Every single member of Darlington College is included in that talent, we are one big team performing to the highest level, and I am immensely proud to be principal here.
“I offer my warmest congratulations to all of the winners and hope that we played a significant part in their success.”
More than 50 awards were presented in all programme areas including sport and uniformed services, hospitality and catering, childcare, health and social care, hairdressing and beauty therapy, construction and engineering, journalism, motor vehicles, media and art and design, computing, business administration and tourism.
Mr Grant also set out future plans for the college including the building of a new laboratory to deliver a science curriculum for 2014, the extension of a one stop shop for student support and investment in construction facilities.
Presenting the awards Colonel Millen, who recently retired as commander of Catterick Garrison, added: “These awards have been extremely inspirational and I have been amazed at the array of talents on display here.
“I would like to say a big well done to all the students who received awards but also remind them that their work has just begun.
“They have been given an incredible foundation here at Darlington College which will stand them in good stead as they move forward in their future careers.”
A surprise draw for all winners saw student Jonathan Brown, who was earlier presented with student of the year for uniformed public services, receive a £100 voucher.
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