MORE than 70 former Cirencester College students received awards for outstanding achievement and contribution to the college and the community.

The Cirencester Sixth Form College’s 26th Awards Ceremony on Monday, December 18 had more than 200 guests attending, including past and current students, employers, sponsors, staff and family and friends.

In his welcome, Principal Jim Grant, showed his appreciation to the students and staff for another year of outstanding results and achievements while acknowledging the support of their families.

This year the winner for the Wilts & Glos Standard Prize for Successful Application of Communication Skills was Jessica Gurung.

Jess, a highly motivated and determined student, was awarded for her overall effort throughout her Media A-level.

Staff at the college said said that her practical coursework was highly creative and showed a high level of technical skill while her Research Investigation was also outstanding.

She achieved 94 out of a 100 for her coursework, which was the highest in the year, and she achieved a final grade A.

Capital Workforce Management Solutions won the Employer Award for their support of the College’s Career Ready programme and Derive Logic won the employer award for their contribution to the apprenticeship programme.

This year, writer, journalist, broadcaster and former student, Clover Stroud, was the guest speaker.

Clover, who joined the college at the beginning in 1991/92, studying Politics, History and English, inspired the award winners with her journey from College to the successful career that she has now.

She recounted some of her adventures travelling the world and said the college was the place where she learnt who she could be, what she could learn and where that learning could take her.