South Holland Post 16 Centre put the shock of ex-headteacher Janet Daniels’ departure behind it at a glittering awards night.
Students and staff dressed to impress on a night set aside to celebrate outstanding effort and achievement, before being entertained by a mini Mamma Mia show.
Awards were presented to students who had excelled over the past 12 months in subjects such as health and beauty, business and sport.
There were also special prizes for those who had gone above and beyond expectations, including current Spalding Flower Queen Inca Honnor who was presented with the Spirit in the Community Award by Lord Taylor of Holbeach CBE.
Inca said: “The award was a surprise because I didn’t know they gave out awards for that.
“It was really nice to have received it and nice to see that the college supports what I do outside my studies.”
Lord Taylor said: “The whole evening was enjoyable and I thought it was a good opportunity to meet young people who are determined to get the skills that will secure jobs for them in the area. They worked very hard to earn the rewards they did on the night.”
Another student, Jade Gilbert, picked up the Headteacher’s Award for making an astonishing transformation from troubled student to dedicated role model and mentor.
Acting headteacher Will Scott said: “It was a fantastic evening and wonderful to see so many students sharing their successes with each other and our dedicated team of staff.”