The Sutton College Achievement Awards were held last night, at the Charles Cryer Theatre in Carshalton. It was a tremendous celebration of lifelong learning, student achievement and dedication and also the impact of Sutton College on the local community.
Hosted by College Patron Tim Vine, the audience were inspired listening to student learning journeys and the effect that the College has had on their lives.
Alongside staff, students and supporters of the College from local organisations, we were honoured by the presence of the Mayor of Sutton, the Leader of the Council Ruth Dombey, and many others including local MP Elliott Colburn. Richard Choi represented the Hong Kong BNO community and spoke of the work the College has done in providing courses. Students from our Supported Learning department performed an energetic dance routine and received a standing ovation for their efforts.
The stage was beautifully adorned with floral displays created by the College Floristry students
Paul Scully MP, former governor of the College, was unable to attend but sent a pre-recorded video to wish the College the best for its 50th anniversary. Student Fatima Urmi told the audience about her learning journey and Caroline Johnstone, winner of the Creative Writing competition read her winning poem.
Tim Vine brought the evening together with laughter and the event was brought to a close by Ruth Dombey, Leader of the Council, who said
”The ability Sutton College has to give practical skills, language skills, artistic skills, giving people that confidence to be who they want to be and explore things they didn’t think were possible is priceless. I am immensely proud to be part of this Sutton family, it has been a fantastic 50 years and bring on the next 50.”
Congratulations to all our winners: