Awards night celebrates college merger

PUBLISHED: 13:07 29 June 2007 | UPDATED: 22:54 28 May 2010

THE main hall of the College of West Anglia s Isle Campus was decked out in style for the Student of the Year 2007 Awards evening on June 21. The mayor of Wisbech, Councillor David Oliver, was among nearly 200 guests at the historic event - the first of

THE main hall of the College of West Anglia's Isle Campus was decked out in style for the Student of the Year 2007 Awards evening on June 21.

The mayor of Wisbech, Councillor David Oliver, was among nearly 200 guests at the historic event - the first of its kind in the newly-merged College of West Anglia.

More than 30 students of the Isle Campus took to the stage to receive awards for outstanding achievements during the year, watched by family and friends.

Principal Peter Stewart, who presented the students with en-graved commemorative plaques, congratulated staff and students alike for the hard work and dedication that led to their success.

He reported that the past year had been a successful one for the merged College, with student success rates improving yet again, adding that Ofsted is now citing the college as being one of the best in the country.

He also took the opportunity to remind the guests of the huge investment made by the college in the Isle Campus since the merger last year. Half a million pounds had been either spent already or committed to improving facilities at the campus and more is planned for the future.

During the evening, the audience heard the stories of two previous students of the College - Nathan Sterling and Natalie Gooch - both of whom who had followed a winding path of work and study to arrive at their current jobs - teachers at the College.

The evening finished with some live music as the guests relaxed with canapÈs and drinks.

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