Havering College rolled out the red carpet for last year’s most accomplished students at the 2016 Further Education Awards.
On Monday 17th October, Havering College’s most accomplished students were presented with awards for their achievements at the Queens Theatre, Hornchurch in the presence of their family and friends. Over 70 awards were handed out to deserving students, including the Apprentice of the Year award which was won by three of the College’s most talented apprentices, Martin Sare from VocaLink, Saffron Harvey from Scallywags Nursery and Samuel Booth from TMK Stairways.
The awards were presented by special guest, motivational speaker James Ketchell, who wowed the audience with stories of his adventures. James became the ultimate adventurer after being in a serious motorcycle accident that nearly lost him the use of his legs. Despite this, on 1st February 2014, James became the first and only person to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, climbed to the summit of Mount Everest and cycled 18,000 miles around the world in what the media dubbed ‘The Ultimate Triathlon’. James’ key message being, we can all potentially set ourselves difficult goals and achieve them; the capability to succeed is within everyone.
Havering College Principal Maria Thompson said:
‘We are enormously proud of our students and their achievements. Tonight is a very special night in our annual events calendar as it is all about recognising and celebrating the hard work and dedication of our students over the past year. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!’
Havering College’s annual Further Education Awards recognise students who have demonstrated high standards of personal, educational and vocational achievement over the last academic year.