College Gala Awards celebrate student successes

College Gala Awards celebrate student successes

Brockenhurst College’s annual Gala Awards evening celebrated student successes on Friday 16th September, with special recognition for achievements right across the further education spectrum.

Among the presentations were awards for Science and Maths, Practical Learning, Apprenticeships, Computer Science, Public Services, Sports and Performing Arts.

A number of memorial awards were also presented to students who had achieved exceptional outcomes through hard work, dedication and commitment.

Many of the awards were sponsored by local and national companies that work with the College to offer work placements, training opportunities, and/or support other aspects of students’ learning.


1. (Left to right) Governor David Yates, Graham Dunkley Head of Engineering (Geo Specialty Chemicals), Student of the Year Adam Reeves and Principal Di Roberts CBE

Adam Reeves won the prestigious Student of the Year Award, sponsored by Geo Specialty Chemicals,  having overcome Leukaemia to secure three A* A Level grades. These were in History, Geography and Philosophy.

He said afterwards: “It’s a great honour to receive this award. I really didn’t expect it because there were so many high-performing students in my year.”

“To have rounded off my Brock learning career in this way, and to be beginning my studies at the University of Cambridge, feels like a dream come true,” he added.

Healthcare student Joanne Curry, who won the College’s award for Student Ambassador of the Year, said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time and Brock and being a student ambassador was a great experience.”

Principal Di Roberts CBE said: “These Gala Awards celebrate the success of students who have achieved so much in their time at Brock.
“I congratulate all our students on their achievements to date, and I look forward to following their continuing success as they progress to higher education and employment.”