This week Cirencester College hosted their annual Awards Ceremony; celebrating the outstanding achievements of students throughout their time with us.
Held on 17th December, the Awards evening was attended by around 200 guests, including current and past students, staff, employers, sponsors, family and friends. Over fifty students received recognition for their achievements and successes during their time with us.
Principal Jim Grant welcomed those in attendance, congratulating students on their individual successes but also thanking them for their contribution to the College. He then encouraged students to give their friends and family a round of applause in appreciation of their support throughout their time at the college.
Mr Grant’s speech touched on the future of the College, including the exciting new launch of T-levels and the opportunities they provide.
The Principal then introduced our Chair of Corporation, Peter Holmes. Mr Holmes also congratulated the award winners, and wished them every success in the future. He advised the award winners to work hard and to make the most out of every opportunity possible.
Students then treated the audience to a charming rendition of Fly me to the Moon, sang by Hector Hardy and accompanied by Josh Rowe on piano and Stan Lear on guitar.
As is tradition, a guest speaker and College alumni was invited to attend and give a speech to students. Karen Gregory, an author of young adult fiction, gave those receiving awards her congratulations, and also some advice for the future.
Karen spoke about her own struggles during her time in education and the hurdles she overcame whilst studying at Cirencester College. She fondly recalled a tutor who gave her the confidence to apply to Oxford, something she’d never considered.
Her advice to the students was to keep working hard and that anything is possible – she told students just how shy she was at school compared to her confidence in what she has achieved today.
Josh, Stan and Hector then performed one of their own pieces, Jazz Improvisation 1.
The students were then awarded their prizes by Karen Gregory. Students, staff and families all agreed the evening had been a wonderful one of celebration of all the fantastic students who have been a credit to the college.
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Full list of Award Winners and their Award:
OLIVER PENNINGTON – The Cirencester Grammar School Memorial Trust Prize for Academic Excellence
REBECCA PINNOCK – The 1457 Award for Excellence
SAM SULLIVAN – The 1457 Award for Excellence
TOM GILES – The Powell’s Educational Award for Progress
CARYS LARWOOD – The Libby Reed Award for Contribution to the Life of the College
JOSH CAMPBELL – The Academic Support Endeavour Award
MAYA SHIELL – The Rotary Club Award for Outstanding Service to the Community
CHARLOTTE COX – The Cirencester College Award for Personal Achievement
LIZZIE GOULDING – Bingham Library Trust Award for the Student who has Contributed the Most to the Well-Being and
Good Name of Cirencester
DUKE OF EDINBURGH SILVER – The Ellisons Award for Enrichment
TERRY HODGES – The Adult Learning Award
DAN BRAY – The Adult Learning Award
CHEYENNE VIGILEOS – The Pamela Cheeseman Award for Commitment to a Sustainable Environment
CORIN GROUP PLC – The Award for the Best Employer Contribution to the College – Career Ready
THE NUMBER CRUNCHER – The Award for the Best Employer Contribution to the College – Apprenticeships
JACK WILSON – The Cirencester College Apprentice of the Year
DANIEL CHRISTIE – The Digital and IT Apprentice Award sponsored by Derive Logic
EMMA CLINCH – The Cirencester Town Council Prize for Demonstration of Business Skills in the Workplace
HANNAH WARBURTON – The Career Ready Award for Finance, Sponsored by St James’s Place Wealth Management
BETH SMITH – The Mike Cheeseman Award for Excellence in the Field of Management Studies
ANNA JESSOP – The Mazars Prize for Potential in the Business Field
ARCHIE MOODY – The Morris Owen Award for Aptitude in the Field of Finance
CONNOR HIBBS – The Sewell Mullings & Logie Prize for Potential for a Successful Legal Career
ROBERT CHUDEK – The Prize for Economics
IMOGEN TIMMS – The Nigel Robbins Award for Performance
EMMA PORTER – The Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Performance
EMILY BROADFIELD – The John Cook Memorial Award for Sporting Achievement
BEN COTTRELL – The BICC Award for the Most Improved Player in the Football Academy
ELLIE SKULL – The Immediate Media Prize for Media and Communications
LYDIA LEWIS – The Wilts & Glos Standard Prize for Successful Application of Communication Skills
FINN TAYLOR – The Prize for English Language
ELIZABETH JOHNSON – The Prize for English Language & Literature
ANNA LOMAX – The Prize for English Literature
ANNA LOMAX – The Amanda Stokes Award for Commitment to and Feeling for the Visual World
SAM TORRINGTON – The Read Prize for Music
LIA MALECKI – The Prize for Photography
EMILY WILSON – The GCSE English Prize
ANA SMOLEANU – The New Brewery Arts Prize for Creative Art
ISOBEL HAWES – The Prize for Physics
JONATHAN BOWDIDGE – The Engineering and Electronics Prize
DALVEEN SANDHU – The Prize for Languages
AMBERLEA JONES – The 1457 Prize for Psychology
JESS WALSH – The Prize for the Student with the Greatest Potential for Teaching
LAUREN PEGLER – The Prize for Childcare
ALICE EAGLES – The Prize for Biological Science
EMILY BAUGHN – The Prize for Chemistry
LORISSA FARRELL – The Cirencester Science & Technology Society Prize for Commitment in the Scientific Field
ANNABELLE FRAONE – The Joe Watson Understanding of Science and the Environment Award
CHLOE SUMNER – The Prize for Health and Social Care
JOSEPH BUTTERFIELD – The Helen Carey Maths Award for Outstanding Achievement
ISOBEL NEWELL – The GCSE Award for Improvement in Mathematical Understanding
CAMILO PIRES – The Information Technology Award for Outstanding Achievement
DOMINIK TARNOWSKI – The Computing Award for Innovative Programming
KEZIAH STENING – The Sociology Award for Outstanding Achievement
MILES RATCLIFFE – The 1457 Prize for Classical Civilisation
SHAUNA TOWNSEND – The 1457 Prize for History
ALEXANDER BYE – The Royal Agricultural University Award for Countryside, Heritage and the Environment
INDIE ELLIS – The Prize for Politics
OISIN HAYDEN BURRELL – The Prize for Religious Studies and Philosophy
IZZY MARKHAM – The 1457 Prize for Animal Management
LIAM BAKER – The 1457 Prize for Horse Management
MIA SANDHU – The 1457 Prize for Geography
PHOEBE BARKER – The 1457 Prize for Environmental Studies
ROWAN WEAVER – The 1457 Prize for Geology