Students receive their awards

Award winners at the South Holland Post 16 Centre awards night.
Award winners at the South Holland Post 16 Centre awards night.
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An “emotional night” saw students of the South Holland Post 16 Centre rewarded for their achievements.

Hosted at the South Holland centre by head of sixth form Nikki Saines on Thursday night, the awards evening acknowledged the hard work and dedication of all of the students, and recognised individual achievements over the past two years.

Awards are given for achievement and attitude in each of the many vocational subjects offered by the centre, with many special, subject specific awards sponsored by local businesses.

Hannah Neve presented the Moore Thompson Chartered Accountants Award for Business; Alec Harding, the Spalding Gymnastics Academy Award for Sporting Practitioner; and Guy Woods, ex-South Holland Post 16 student and also the evening’s guest speaker, the Everybody’s Gym Scholarship Awards.

Among the special presentations, the CfBT Turnaround Student Award went to Daniel Zampoli, the Nikki Saines Award for the Highest Academic Achiever went to Jack Fowler, the Student Manager Award for Overcoming Barriers to Learning went to Alice Fletcher, the Sarah Scott Deputy Headteacher Award for Overcoming Adversity went to Kaye Villalobos, and the Headteacher Award for Most Positive Role Model went to Holly Rodgers, with Charley White and Duncan Riches as runners-up.

There was also a musical performance by the South Holland Post 16 Centre Performing Arts students, who sang a song from their up and coming musical theatre production of Little Shop of Horrors, which will be showing at Sir John Gleed School on June 25 to 27.

Chris Mallaband, executive principal, said: “Thank you to Nikki Saines and team for the P16 Awards evening. It was a very well-attended, emotional night. The students were clearly very proud of their school”.

Nikki Saines, head of sixth form, said: “I am so proud of the students of The South Holland Post 16 Centre. It is a privilege to be part of their journey that sees them flourish in to confident, mature and wonderful young adults.

“This evening marks the end of their time with us, which is always a little sad, but is an opportunity to celebrate what they have achieved both academically and personally. I wish them all success, health and happiness for the future.”

Following the presentations, the students then danced the night away to Good Times Karaoke and Disco.