THE outstanding work of students at Swindon College was celebrated at a special awards ceremony on Thursday night.

The ceremony is one of the highlights of the college year for both students and staff and aims to recognise the hard work and commitment by the teenagers to reach their personal goals and gain qualifications.

The college also takes the opportunity to recognise the support the students receive from others who help them to achieve these standards.

The fabulous evening of celebrations was attended by guest of honour may of Swindon Maureen Penny and was kicked off with an introduction from Steve Wain, principal at the college.

With 32 nominated students supported by family, friends and others, the presentations then began with each of the students being presented with their award by their nominating tutor who profiled the student and highlighted their achievements.

The evening was an overwhelming success with students and the mayor, governors, senior management team and prominent local business figures attending and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Tutor Teresa Johnson said as the evening was supported by a number of local businesses, the college would like to extend their thanks to them for supporting the event.

She added: “The awards are really important to us as tutors to be able to show students that we recognise and support the hard work they have put into their learning.

"Sometimes, it comes as a surprise to the students themselves how much they can achieve. My own nominee has been on an incredible journey with the college, is truly inspirational and has achieved great things.

"Being nominated for an award is something that they can hopefully take forward in both their professional and academic careers.”