Inspirational students who have shown resilience and dedication were recognised at the annual New City College Student Achievement Awards ceremony on Wednesday.
Former student Victor Okunowo, now head chef at London’s AYỌ Collective, was the special guest at the presentation evening which was held during Love our Colleges Week at the Leonardo Royal London City hotel, and also 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.
Sincere testimonials about the winning students told of endeavour and commitment – and students themselves were shown on video explaining why college is so important to them.
The Love Our Colleges campaign raises awareness of all the brilliant things that colleges do, day in and day out to build communities, boost businesses, and support individuals. The winning students were all examples of how their college journeys have had a profound effect on their lives.
Some of them had overcome personal tragedy, others had demonstrated care and compassion for their peers. Many had worked hard to achieve in difficult circumstances or had shown outstanding commitment to college life. All the winners were role models who had brought a wonderful positivity and energy to the classroom.