Havant College’s awards pick out the very best of its students

Havant College Principle John McDougall
Havant College Principle John McDougall
Charlie Dickie at the Havant Sixth Form campus of HSDC Picture: Habibur Rahman (171065-43)

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MORE than 100 teachers, parents and students gathered to celebrate the achievements of college students.

Havant Sixth Form College’s annual awards ceremony took place this week, sponsored by a range of universities from across the country, as well local businesses.

Guest speaker was Natalie Sheppard, principal of Portsmouth Academy for Girls, who is a former Havant student.

Principal and chief executive John McDougall said: ‘The awards evening is a great opportunity to celebrate achievement and recognise the particular contribution of individual students.

‘This is what makes this the high achieving college that it is.

‘Our students are the foundation of our reputation and we have much to be proud of.

‘We recognise the achievements of a diverse range of students, from those who have achieved a standard of academic excellence, to those who have made the best progress.

‘Or those who gave added value in their subject, to the student who, against all the odds, has exceeded expectations and achieved their goals.

The college also honoured the best student in particular courses such as GCSE, BTEC, work-based and adult courses.

‘This is not just about academic achievement or progress, it’s also about how much students put in to college life,’ added Mr McDougall, pictured.