‘Brock stars’ shine at College’s Gala Awards
Posted on: 19th September 2017
Outstanding students and their achievements were celebrated at Brockenhurst College’s Gala Awards on Friday.
In total, 38 students were honoured at the ceremony in the College’s main hall, which was attended by students, staff, parents, supporters and sponsors.
Isaac Hadfield from New Milton picked up the coveted Student of the Year Award, sponsored by Waterside-based GEO Specialty Chemicals, for his outstanding overall performance both in and out of class.
The eighteen-year-old former Ballard School pupil is about to begin studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the prestigious University of Oxford.
Isaac said: “I chose Brock because of the extra freedom the College gives you. I was done with ‘school-school’ – I didn’t want that… Looking back, I believe you get out of Brock what you put in. It’s a nice balance of support and freedom.”
Abbie Wise from Lymington was named Student Ambassador of the Year, and Beck Renouf, also from Lymington, won the Chris Campbell Memorial Prize for outstanding coursework.
Meanwhile, Physics teacher Alex Crutchley won Teacher of the Year, as voted for by the Students’ Union, and Brendan McCusker won Community Teacher of the Year based on learner feedback.
The evening began with a drinks reception before guests were invited to take their seats.
They also ate a two-course meal prepared and served by students from the College’s on-campus restaurant MJ’s.
Principal Di Roberts CBE said: “These Gala Awards celebrate the success of students who have achieved so much in their time at Brock – they have truly earned the title ‘Brock stars’.
“I look forward to following their continuing success as they progress to making a very meaningful contribution to society,” she added.
Sponsors of the event comprised: Chewton Glen, Bishops Printers, Norco GRP, GEO Specialty Chemicals, Doughty Engineering, Ratio, Southampton Solent University, and Professor David Roberts.
All awards were presented by Di Roberts and Chair of Governors Graham Beards.
Full list of winners:
Access to Higher Education Student of the Year Ruth Woodnutt
Apprentice of the Year (16-18) Chris Moat
Apprentice of the Year 19+ Jess Bedding
Art, Design and Photomedia Student of the Year Saskia Norris
Creative Arts and Media (Vocational) Student of the Year Jake Van Den Bogaerde
Paul White Memorial Cup Thea Joyce & Jack Ellis
Business Services Learner of the Year Wayne Taylor from Sal Marine
Computer Science and IT Student of the Year (Sponsored by Ratio) Dan Colmer
Construction Student of the Year Morgan Sellamuthu
Early Childhood, Health, Care and Professional Studies Student of the Year Olivia Bishop
Lesley Errington Trust Award Joe McCombe
Engineering Student of the Year Sean Fraser
English Student of the Year (Sponsored by Professor David Roberts) Bella Wright
Enrichment Student of the Year Katarina Fabryova (basketball enrichment)
EPQ Student of the Year Katie Niekirk
Foundation Studies Student of the Year Emily Cutler
Functional Skills Student of the Year Adam Coleman
Higher Education Student of the Year Olivia Warner
Hospitality, Tourism and Vocational Business of the Year (Sponsored by Chewton Glen) Fern Lumb
Chris Campbell Memorial Prize Beck Renouf
Robert Jones Memorial Award Tom Rixon
Humanities and Modern Foreign Languages Student of the Year Anna Nguyen
International Student of the Year Gabriela Tverdohleb
Marine Engineering Student of the Year (Sponsored by Norco GRP Ltd) Ed Cahill
Mathematics Student of the Year (Sponsored by Doughty Engineering) Joshua Farrell
Performing Arts and Music Student of the Year Cayton Francis
Service Industries Student of the Year Abbie Walker
Nathan Ridler Memorial Award Emma Perriam
Science Student of the Year (Geo Specialty Chemicals) Emma Perriam
Social Sciences and Business Student of the Year Mani Goyal
Sports Student of the Year Sol Bower
Student Ambassador of the Year Abbie Wise
Emily Longley Memorial Award Hannah Read & Sam Colombo
SU Student of the Year Thea Joyce
Employer of the Year Cyclex
Brockenhurst College Student of the Year (Business/Apprentice) (Sponsored by Norco GRP Ltd) Karen Johnston
Brockenhurst College Student of the Year (Sponsored by Geo Specialty Chemicals) Isaac Hadfield
Community Teacher of the Year Brendan McCusker
Teacher of the Year Alex Crutchley
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