Outstanding and inspirational students from New City College were recognised at a fabulous Student Achievement Awards ceremony on Wednesday.
Former student Charles Babalola, now an actor on stage and screen, was the special guest at the presentation which was held at the Leonardo Royal London City hotel and streamed live through the NCC website.
The celebratory evening paid tribute to excellence, hard work and determination, honouring those who had achieved beyond expectation and often despite adversity.
The 350 guests – and almost 750 who watched online – were treated to an evening of entertainment, inspiring stories, video messages from alumni and teachers and motivational speeches with the uplifting themes of ‘be yourself’ and ‘be proud of who you are’.
Heart-felt testimonials to the winning students told of resilience and dedication, endeavour and commitment, engaging the audience with tales of journeys by some who had started at the bottom but had climbed to the top with an unwavering determination to succeed.