Paralympic star Alfie Hewett among students honoured at City College Norwich further education awards
PUBLISHED: 16:18 16 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:55 16 September 2016
City College Norwich toasted the achievements of its outstanding further education students at its Further Education Awards.
Principal Corrienne Peasgood said: “We are immensely proud of our students’ successes, which have been brilliantly supported by our expert teachers and valued employer partners.
“We are also celebrating City College Norwich’s 125th anniversary, and our progressing students from the class of 2016 remind us of the huge and continuing contribution that the college and our students make to Norfolk’s workforce and the wider community.”
The event took place at the Assembly House in Norwich last night.
Tennis star honoured
He may have spent the week battling for Paralympic glory, but wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett also celebrated success at City College’s further education awards.
He gained top marks of a triple Distinction for his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science, and, before he flew out Rio, he received the award for Exceptional Individual Performance from college principal Corrienne Peasgood.
He said: “The time management and balancing it between tennis and training and making sure I got all of my assignments in on time was hard. I hope I can show and inspire others what you can do. For other kids out there I hope you can maybe look up to that and for me to show them that anything is possible.”
Award for outstanding achievement
Jared Carpenter, 22, from West Runton, won the Outstanding Achievement at AS Award, as well as The Governors’ Award for Outstanding Student Achievement.
He came to City College Norwich in 2012 as a Phoenix Purple student, a course designed to enable students with autistic spectrum disorders to progress on to further education and training.
He said: “I came to City College Norwich as a very nervous young individual. The courses I have done have given me the confidence to go on to other courses and achieve my A-levels. I nearly jumped for joy when I received the letter telling me that I had won the Outstand Achievement at AS Award but I never imagined in a million years that I would ever win the second award.”
Full list of winners
Outstanding Achievement at A Level
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Outstanding Achievement at AS Level
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Outstanding Student Progression – Foundation Learning
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Overcoming Barriers to Success in Pre-Employment Training (MINT)
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Dedication and Progress in English
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Dedication and Progress in English
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Dedication and Hard Work in ESOL
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Outstanding Personal and Academic Progression in Phoenix Plus
Sponsored by Norwich City Council
Outstanding Achievement in Construction
Sponsored by Kier
Outstanding Achievement in Creative, Production and Performing Arts
Sponsored by Norwich Theatre Royal
Outstanding Progress in Business and Retail
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Outstanding Effort in Engineering
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Outstanding Achievement in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
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Outstanding Commitment and Progression in Hospitality and Catering
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Outstanding Achievement in Health and Social Care
Sponsored by Norfolk & Suffolk Dementia Alliance
Outstanding Commitment to Learning and Supporting Others in Sport and Exercise Science
Sponsored by Norfolk FA
Outstanding Achievement and Commitment in Access to Higher Education
Sponsored by Snelling Business Systems
Outstanding Achievement in Education and Training
Sponsored by The TEN Group
The Students’ Union Award for Enhancing the Student Experience
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The James Barr Memorial Award
The Governors’ Robert Walton Award for Outstanding Contribution to College Life
The Governors’ Award for Outstanding Student Achievement
Award for Exceptional Individual Performance