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4th July 2023

Students Shine at College Awards

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Students Shine at College Awards

Students Shine at College Awards

A prestigious awards ceremony took place at St Mellion resort, as The Cornwall College Group (TCCG), hosted its highly anticipated Shining Star awards, to honour and recognise outstanding student accomplishments.

The event, attended by students, their families, and employer representatives, proved to be a night filled with joy, inspiration, and a touch of celebrity glamour.

We were delighted to have a celebrity host, Jonathan Wilkes, with us for the evening. The entertainer, singer and presenter compered the awards ceremony, which added an extra layer of excitement to proceedings.

Jonathan Wilkes, who also runs the Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts, graced the occasion as a special celebrity guest, and handed the Shining Star awards to all the winners.

“I’m here to meet some incredible and inspiring young people who’ve worked so hard this year, not just the winners, but also all the nominees,” said Jonathan Wilkes, who was impressed by the dedication and perseverance displayed by all the students.

John Evans, CE and Principal of TCCG, named the Shining Star Awards as “my favourite night of the year”, he said:

“This is a real chance to celebrate all our fantastic student achievements.”

Throughout the evening, trophies were given out to students from the wide variety of curriculum areas from The Cornwall College Group campuses across Devon and Cornwall. These include Cornwall College sites in Camborne and St Austell, Duchy College Rosewarne and Stoke Climsland, Falmouth Marine School and Bicton College.

Neil Warnock, renowned football manager, took to the stage to present the sports awards, adding his expertise and well-wishes to the celebration.

The event was made possible through the support of several esteemed organisations and local companies, that showed their commitment to fostering student success.

These include headline sponsor First South West, awards supporter Electude, as well as category sponsors Ascentis, BAM, Dominos, Digital Skills Partnership, Cornwall Apprenticeships, Fox Construction Solutions, Lantra Awards, Mole Valley Farmers, NCFE, the Keay Theatre, St Austell Brewery and Next Steps South West.

Dancer from the Creative & Digital Academy, in partnership with Studio 4, added an extra sparkle to the event, with their jazzy performance from Chicago: teen edition.

The recognition and celebration of their achievements serve as a reminder of the transformative power of further education and the countless opportunities that await them in their future endeavours.

To find all the latest photos, visit our Shining Star Awards website, or check-out our social media pages.

👉Neve Walton (St Austell) Hospitality/Catering Award sponsored by St Austell Brewery
👉Patty Seagroves (St Austell) Hair & Beauty Award by St Austell Brewery
👉Lewis Stevens (St Austell) Engineering Award BAM Construction
👉Alex Penny (Camborne) Motor Vehicle Award Electude
👉Jasmine Waite (Camborne) Electrical Award Fox Construction Solutions
👉Aaron Parsons (Camborne) Plumbing Award Fox Construction Solutions
👉Jasmine Squires (St Austell) Creative Arts Award The Keay Theatre
👉Jack Sleeman (St Austell) Games Design Award CIoS Digital Skills Partnership
👉Tomas Cuffwright (Camborne) Creative Media Production Award CIoS Digital Skills Partnership
👉Ben Smyth (Camborne) Foundation Learning Ascentis
👉Talan Summers (Camborne) Maths Award Next Steps SW
👉Valentyna Dikusar (St Austell) Sport Award NCFE
👉Queenie Earle (Camborne) Healthcare, Children, Schools & Families Award NCFE 👉Sam Price (St Austell) Apprentice of the Year Cornwall Apprenticeships
👉Myles Bissett (Stoke Climsland)- Construction Trades Award sponsored by Fox Construction Solutions
👉Rebecca Brown (Stoke Climsland)- Foundation Learning Award sponsored by Ascentis
👉Declan Thomas (Stoke Climsland)- Military & Protective Services Award sponsored by NCFE
👉Mara Holloway (Rosewarne)- Animal Management Award sponsored by Lantra
👉Lucy Webster (Stoke Climsland)- Equine Award sponsored by Lantra
👉Freya Churm (Rosewarne)- Land-based Apprentice Award sponsored by Cornwall Apprenticeships
👉Kai Moore (Stoke Climsland)- Industry Placement Award sponsored by Cornwall Apprenticeships & Governors Overall Student of the Year Award
👉Daniel McLoughlin (Rosewarne) Cornwall College Students’ Union (UK) Student Award sponsored by Domino’s Pizza
👉Rhys Potter, (Bicton) Core Skills Award sponsored by Next Steps SW
👉Matthew Wynn, (Bicton) Agriculture Award sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers
👉Darren Birks, (Bicton) Agricultural Engineering & Plant Operations sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers (couldn’t attend awards)
👉Robin Loxley, (Bicton) Ag Engineering & Plant Operations Runner Up
👉Sam Jenks, (Bicton) Wildlife & Conservation Award sponsored by Lantra
👉Nikyle Fielding, (FMS) won the Marine Engineering Award sponsored by BAM Construct UK

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