College of West Anglia celebrates the achievements of 350 of its students at an awards night to remember
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Over 350 students from the College of West Anglia (CWA) received recognition for having excelled academically during 2018/19.
The iExcel awards ceremony included many students from the Wisbech campus.
Students up for awards achieved either the iExcel award or 'Norfolk scholar' status that night.
The iExcel award recognises those who achieved high grades in a level 2 course or in GCSE maths, English or science, while the 'Norfolk scholar' status was conferred on those who had achieved some of the highest grades in a level 3 vocational course or A-level programme in Norfolk.
"CWA has the highest number of Norfolk Scholars of any education provider, with over 223 statuses conferred this year," said a college spokesman.
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"The award winners, joined by their families and friends, were treated to an inspirational speech from singer, songwriter and political activist, Jermain Jackman, winner of The Voice UK in 2014.
"After his speech, Jermain sung and wowed the audience with his unique voice."
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Award-winners received their certificates, badges and posed for a photo with Jermain before their re-joined their families and friends to enjoy nibbles and drinks prepared by hospitality and catering students from the college.
Jermain said: "The college continues to recognise, promote and shine a light on those students who are achieving great things.
"It's extremely important we recognise the hard-working young students who are going that extra mile and achieving greatness."
Ruth Harrison, vice principal of curriculum and learning, said: All of our students should be immensely proud of all they have achieved.
"We have over 220 students who have received Norfolk scholar status, the largest of any education provider in the county. This is a great college, our staff are 'changing lives through learning' and all of our students are a real credit to the college and the local community."
Andrew Gedge, assistant principal, said: "Tonight provided us with the opportunity for students, teachers and parents alike to celebrate their fantastic endeavours, hard work and performance.
"We believe that all of our students should aim high and achieve higher. CWA has the most Norfolk Scholars, many of whom have gone on to apprenticeships, employment and University - with a high proportion attending the very best in the UK."