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Lowestoft Sixth Form students commended for hard work and accomplishments at awards evening

PUBLISHED: 15:25 19 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:17 20 December 2017

Lowestoft Sixth Form College has held its annual awards ceremony. Picture: Courtesy of Lowestoft Sixth Form College

Lowestoft Sixth Form College has held its annual awards ceremony. Picture: Courtesy of Lowestoft Sixth Form College

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A year of outstanding achievements, effort and potential were celebrated at a college’s annual awards ceremony.

Lowestoft Sixth Form College has held its annual awards ceremony. Picture: James Battershill Lowestoft Sixth Form College has held its annual awards ceremony. Picture: James Battershill

Over 200 students and their families, former students and staff members gathered in the atrium at Lowestoft Sixth Form College, where they heard testimonials of excellence and hard work in a year that saw the A-level pass rate hit 100pc.

The guest speaker at the event on Wednesday December 13 was Emma Jeffs, a former sixth form student who is in her first year of studying dance at the Master Performing Arts college in London. Having achieved a double distinction star in Lowestoft, she reflected on her time as a sixth form student.

Lowestoft Sixth Form College has held its annual awards ceremony. Picture: James Battershill Lowestoft Sixth Form College has held its annual awards ceremony. Picture: James Battershill

Gongs were presented by principal Yolanda Botham, vice principal David Gartland, the teachers for each subject, and guests including the deputy mayor of Lowestoft Peter Knight and a number of sponsors.

Audience members were also treated to live music from current students Emily George, Eryn Burgess and Emma Clayton, as well as from talented singer and former student Lily Ayers.

Lowestoft Sixth Form College has held its annual awards ceremony. Picture: James Battershill Lowestoft Sixth Form College has held its annual awards ceremony. Picture: James Battershill

Mr Gartland said: “We enjoyed a fantastic evening celebrating the outstanding achievements of our students.

“The academic achievements, artistic and creative skills and the determination of our students were all acknowledged during the evening.

Deputy mayor of Lowestoft Peter Knight with Yolanda Botham. Picture: James Battershill Deputy mayor of Lowestoft Peter Knight with Yolanda Botham. Picture: James Battershill

“We are really proud of each and every one of them and they all did exceptionally well during their time with us.”

The full list of award winners are as follows:

Lowestoft Sixth Form College has held its annual awards ceremony. Picture: James Battershill Lowestoft Sixth Form College has held its annual awards ceremony. Picture: James Battershill

• Award for English: Chloe Burden

• Award for Mathematics: Joel Pointon

Adam Barnard won the Community Award. Picture: James Battershill Adam Barnard won the Community Award. Picture: James Battershill

• Award for Science: Harry and Jack Adams

• Award for Creative Media & Performing Arts: Danielle Willgress

Chris Williamson was the winner of the Endeavour Award. Picture: James Battershill Chris Williamson was the winner of the Endeavour Award. Picture: James Battershill

• Award for Visual Arts: Kay Bonning-Schmitt

• Award for Social Science: Tom Waterhouse

Brooke Osborne won the Progress Award. Picture: James Battershill Brooke Osborne won the Progress Award. Picture: James Battershill

• Award for Sport: Tom Davies

• Award for Technology: Ben Haylett

Adam Pickess accepted the award for professionalism on Katie Lindles' behalf. Picture: James Battershill Adam Pickess accepted the award for professionalism on Katie Lindles' behalf. Picture: James Battershill

• Award for Business: Charlotte Le Grice

• Progress Award: Brooke Osborne

Kay Bonning Schmitt won the visual arts award. Picture: James Battershill Kay Bonning Schmitt won the visual arts award. Picture: James Battershill

• Community Award: Adam Barnard

• Award for Professionalism: Katie Landles

Harry and Jack Adams won the science award. Picture: James Battershill Harry and Jack Adams won the science award. Picture: James Battershill

• Endeavour Award: Chris Williamson

• Principal’s Award: Rhys Furlow

Tom Davies won the sport award. Picture: James Battershill Tom Davies won the sport award. Picture: James Battershill

Lowestoft Sixth Form College would like to thank the student musicians, photographers and ambassadors who offered their support during the evening.

Thanks also go to Hi-Tech for providing balloons for the evening, which were subsequently donated to Warren School for their Christmas Party.

Tom Waterhouse took home the social science award. James Battershill Tom Waterhouse took home the social science award. James Battershill

Ben Haylett won the award for technology. Picture: James Battershill Ben Haylett won the award for technology. Picture: James Battershill

Yolanda Botham with guest speaker Emma Jeffs: Picture: James Battershill Yolanda Botham with guest speaker Emma Jeffs: Picture: James Battershill

Danielle Willgress won the Creative Media Award. Picture: James Battershill Danielle Willgress won the Creative Media Award. Picture: James Battershill

Rhys Furlow, winnor the Principal's Award, with principal Yolanda Botham. Picture: James Battershill Rhys Furlow, winnor the Principal's Award, with principal Yolanda Botham. Picture: James Battershill

Joel Pointon won the award for Mathematics. Picture: James Battershill Joel Pointon won the award for Mathematics. Picture: James Battershill

Chloe Burden, winner of the English award. Picture: James Battershill Chloe Burden, winner of the English award. Picture: James Battershill

Charlotte Le Grice won the award for Business, Humanities & Modern Foreign Languages. Picture: James Battershill Charlotte Le Grice won the award for Business, Humanities & Modern Foreign Languages. Picture: James Battershill

Harry and Jack Adams won the science award. Picture: James Battershill Harry and Jack Adams won the science award. Picture: James Battershill

There was live music from current students Emily George, Eryn Burgess and Emma Clayton. Picture: Courtesy of Lowestoft Sixth Form College There was live music from current students Emily George, Eryn Burgess and Emma Clayton. Picture: Courtesy of Lowestoft Sixth Form College

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