Vice-principal Steve Nicholls said: “We are extremely proud of this particularly hardworking group of students. Some are going straight into the workplace, others are staying on to study Level 3 courses with us. Wherever they move on to, I’m sure they will be very successful.
“I’d like to thank their inspirational teachers, family and friends. Thanks also must go to all of our special guests for supporting the college and the Collyer’s staff behind the scenes who have helped to make today possible.”
‘Player of the Year’ awards were given to Kevin Stevens (Accounting), William McCleland (Art and Design), Shena Tuesley (Child Care and Education), Kathleen Galang (Business), Jedrzej Jankowski (IT) and Erik Van Mol (Sport).
Collyer’s also celebrated a link with the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School, Horsham. Susan Pyper, Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, and Gordon Tregear, vice Lord Lieutenant, attended the college to highlight an agreement which enables Queen Elizabeth II students to attend cookery classes there one afternoon a week.
Collyer’s principal Jackie Johnston said: “The Wolfson Food and Nutrition Facility is superb and it is our pleasure to allow Queen Elizabeth II students to make such worthwhile use of it.”
Carol Willard, deputy head of Queen Elizabeth II School, said: “We’re delighted to link up with Collyer’s. We simply could not offer this at our school, so we are extremely grateful to Sally (Miller) and the Collyer’s team for allowing our pupils to use such excellent facilities.”