STUDENTS’ talents and achievements were celebrated at the Chichester College Stars Awards 2014 ceremony this year.
The event, held in the sports hall on November 13, was hosted by student experience manager Lisa Humphries, deputy principal Andy Green and marketing officer Jane Golds.
Performances were given by students and they were all based on the theme of the five decades the college has been in existence.
With 51 awards on offer and one Brightest Star to be selected from the winners, it was a nerve-wracking wait for the individual students and their families.
Vicki Longdon, who completed an extended diploma in horse management at Brinsbury College, was awarded the trophy by chairman of governors Sir Paul Haddacks.
Shelagh Legrave, principal and chief executive of Chichester College, read the citation.
She said: “Not only does Vicki work incredibly hard on her course, but she also takes an active interest in caring for the horses where she has completed outstanding assignments – especially in rehabilitation and therapy for horses.
“Vicki offered to do photography for all the equine shows running at Brinsbury and did ‘an amazing job’.
The money raised from these photos helped in the financing of an end-of-year study tour to Cornwall.
“Vikki and her peers donated the rest of the profits from their shows to St Barnabas Hospice which had cared for Vikki’s mother.”
Matt Wright, Kathryn Shippam, Glenda Ford, Nick Thomas and Tom Yates all picked up staff awards for their hard work, innovation and determination to their role.
The college was given a medal of its own in an award ceremony at the House of Commons on Thursday, November 20
It won a Gold Centre award from the International Association of Book-keepers for its high performance, based on an overall assessment of pass rates.