Student of the Year 2019 at Blenheim Palace
Over 150 students, staff, friends, and family attended the recent 2019 Student of the Year Awards evening in the grand surroundings of the Orangery Room at Blenheim Palace.
20 students were honoured for their achievements across the curriculum, including equine, engineering, supported education, higher education and apprenticeships. The evening also featured a speech from the college’s new Chair of the Corporation Board, Gavin Maitland-Smith, and entertainment was provided during an interval by Performing Arts students from the College.
Every year, Abingdon & Witney College celebrate the amazing achievements of its students, hearing from our Heads of Faculty how the students have overcome challenges to succeed and stand out to their teachers.
Last week Blenheim Palace hosted the @AbWitCollege Student of the Year Awards. It was a great evening for students, siblings, parents and partners to celebrate the students’ successes.
Congratulations to all those who won or were nominated by their faculties! pic.twitter.com/QD1K53jAG8
— Blenheim.org (@Blenheim_org) July 11, 2019
At the Awards evening, Principal Di Batchelor spoke of the College’s successes and how much of central part our students play: “Each year we ask our Faculties to identify students and apprentices who have excelled. You are the students who have completed your courses to the highest possible standards, who have succeeded in getting what you need to progress onto your next step, and who have contributed hugely to your class, your community or the work of your employer.”
“You are the stand out students for 2018-19, and we are all here today to recognise and celebrate your success.”
The overall Student of the Year Award was presented to Tiffany Townsend, a Level 3 Health & Social Care student, much to the delight of her family and teacher.
Other winners included Bella Rowan, a Sports student who was over the moon with her award, as was her previous school:
A lovely night at blenim palace for the student of the year awards.. I would like to thank everyone at @awctobes and @AbWitCollege for the nomination and support over these past two years… it’s been a blast and I’m going to miss you all ❤️👋🏻 pic.twitter.com/YKv6A07NUQ
— 𝙱𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚊 🏳️🌈 (@Bella1_rowan1) July 4, 2019
Congratulations to former student Bella Rowan who picked up ‘Student of the Year’ for Sport at Abingdon College this week. Bella has also helping to coaching our football teams this season. We wish Bella all the very best as she goes on to study PE teaching at Uni 👏🏼👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/Ce9YpEC9V4
— DGS PE Dept (@DGS_PEdept) July 6, 2019
A huge congratulations to all our students who picked up an award, and a big thank you to all the staff too!