Top students honoured at Buxton & Leek College awards

Motor Vehicle students from the Harpur Hill-based training centre receive their awards. Photo: Matthew Jones Photography.
Motor Vehicle students from the Harpur Hill-based training centre receive their awards. Photo: Matthew Jones Photography.

More than 100 proud Buxton & Leek College students stepped forward to receive awards at celebration ceremonies marking the end of the academic year.

Buxton’s iconic Devonshire Dome and All Saints Church in Leek hosted the ceremonies, when the best student and most improved student from each course were awarded prizes.

The Devonshire Dome hosted one of the awards ceremonies. Photo: Matthew Jones Photography.

The Devonshire Dome hosted one of the awards ceremonies. Photo: Matthew Jones Photography.

The silver salvers presented to the students were engraved in-house by the college’s engineering team who used new laser equipment at their £3 million training facility in Leek.

Additional awards were presented by Amy Horner, Vice President of the University of Derby Students Union, who handed out College Hero awards after revealing that Buxton & Leek College students across both campuses raised £28,933 for charity throughout the academic year.

Certificates and silver salvers were presented by Professor Kath Mitchell, Vice Chancellor of the University of Derby, with students being addressed by College Principal Len Tildsley and Olivia Dean, Chair of the Further Education Governing Council.

Motor Vehicle students from the Harpur Hill-based training centre received specially donated trophies and prizes from Snap-On Tools, the Institute of the Motor Industry ABC Awards.

There was also a special presentation to the Buxton & Leek College football team which won the Association of Colleges Category D League.