Strode College held its annual student awards celebration in Strode Theatre last week (18 April), with 30 students who completed courses last year welcomed back to be honoured in front of friends, family and teachers.
The outstanding Strode students were praised for their excellent academic achievements and the exceptional personal qualities which helped them to reach their goals. In recognition of their achievements all students received an engraved glass award and £50.
Most of those who received awards had completed A Levels and vocational qualifications last year, but there were also awards for Higher Education Student of the Year, Adult Student of the Year and Apprentice of the Year. Twelve Strode students who successfully completed the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award were also honoured during the evening. (See below for a full list of student awards.)
Shirley Theedom, Interim Principal of Strode College said: “At Strode College we are proud of our student’s high levels of achievement. We are also proud to be an inclusive college, enabling such a diverse community of people to benefit from outstanding education and training. The students who have been honoured with awards are particularly inspiring because they have shown such dedication to learning and to fulfilling their potential; it’s a pleasure to congratulate them on their success. I also want to take this opportunity to recognise the excellent teachers who have helped these students along the way and the great support provided by family and friends – this has undoubtedly contributed to their fantastic achievements at Strode and provided a solid foundation for future success. “
Strode College is the only Ofsted `outstanding` sixth form in Mendip and South Somerset. The college has 1500 students studying A Levels and vocational courses each year; it also trains apprentices, and offers university-level courses and courses for adults. For more information about Strode College visit: www.strode-college.ac.uk