College’s successful year

Bexhill college award winners including guest Phil McCorry
Bexhill college award winners including guest Phil McCorry

Bexhill College celebrated many achievements at a presentation evening for graduates.

Last year was Bexhill 6th Form College’s 20th successive one of achieving results above national average.

The award night was opportunity to recognise the individual achievements of its most recent graduates who helped to achieve a 98.1% pass rate for A Level subjects and 100% pass rate for BTEC courses.

The De La Warr Pavilion was transformed to host the awards ceremony with many outstanding students returning to accept their certificates and prizes. Among the prizes given were awards for Overall Contribution to College won by Aaron Bourner, the College Spirit Award won by Steven Lahabib and the John Rice Music award presented to George Gasson, who also performed on the night.

As well as presenting awards, Bexhill College welcomed ocean rower and former student Phil McCorry to give the keynote address. Phil spoke about his endeavour of rowing across the Indian Ocean as part of a four-man crew, as well as his plans for another row this year. Students said they were inspired by the message to always aim high in whatever they set out to achieve.

Current Performing Arts students entertained the audience with performances drawn from the College’s upcoming musical Titanic and other numbers from Wicked and West Side Story, while talented Jazz guitarist Lewis Todd and bassist Jay Mooncie performed during the interval.

Principal Karen Hucker said: “Our annual Presentation Evening has become one of the highlights of the College calendar as it gives us time to reflect on all the hard work from staff and students that goes into making Bexhill College such a high achieving institution. We were thrilled to see so many familiar faces on the evening and wish all our graduates success in whatever they go onto do in the future.”