31 January 2018

Midas supports celebration of students' achievements

Weston College has celebrated the successes and accomplishments of its students at a glamorous awards ceremony at the newly refurbished Winter Gardens Pavilion.

This years’ event was sponsored by Midas Construction, which recently completed a multi-million pound project to create a new Law and Professional Services Academy and additional learning space for the college at the seafront site, also restoring the iconic ballroom to its former glory.

The annual Celebration of Success recognises the students who have gone above and beyond in their studies, and have achieved results greater than their own expectations. Many of the students celebrated at the event previously had challenging experiences of education or personal struggles that they had to overcome to facilitate their success.

The award winners and their families were treated to a three-course meal cooked by the professional chefs at the Winter Gardens, entertainment from University Centre Weston’s Musical Theatre students, followed by a presentation ceremony which saw winners take home trophies, certificates and prizes.

From the winners chosen for each faculty, college Principal and Chief Executive, Dr Paul Phillips CBE then chose who to name ‘Overall Weston College Student of the Year’. This year, the top title went to two students – Tommy Beaton and Tom Moore – both of whom received cheques for £250 from Midas as part of their prize.

Dr Phillips said: “These awards seek to highlight the fantastic achievements of College students and learners from our link schools.

“Many of our students have inspiring stories and personal accomplishments, and our Celebration of Success recognises the students who have gone the extra mile and far surpassed their expectations and the expectations of their parents.”

Derek Quinn, Executive Director for Midas Construction, added: “Midas was very proud to have delivered such an important project for the College and the local community with the transformation of the Winter Gardens and we were delighted to have been able to support this year’s celebration of student achievements. It was a very enjoyable evening and hugely inspiring.”

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