The hard work and achievements of students from USP College Palmer’s Campus were celebrated at the annual Prize Giving Ceremony at the Civic Hall in Grays.
Proud parents watched, along with the Mayor, Cllr Sue Shinnick, and sponsors, as students were given awards for their dedication and outstanding achievements.
The event celebrates the success of students for a variety of endeavours, including outstanding achievement in their A-Levels or BTECs, as well as prizes for students who have made an outstanding contribution to the cultural and social life of the College, who have shown resilience and dedication to improve their grades and for outstanding achievement in the light of adverse personal circumstances.
The majority of prizes are provided by the William Palmer College Educational Trust, who generously give a substantial amount each year to the students in prize money and help with financial assistance in other areas. This is a unique benefit that the College and its students are fortunate to have. There are also special prizes sponsored by individuals or local businesses with a current or past connection to the College, including Rowland Hall Chartered Accountants, the AOFAC Foundation and the Hew Watt Family Charitable Fund, to name but a few. We are very grateful to all our sponsors who support us so generously every year.
Dan Pearson, Principal and CEO of USP College said: "It is always important to be able to celebrate the achievements of our students and even more so this year as we are able to do so in person once again, after what has been a very challenging time for everyone. I am so proud of the resilience of our students and their amazing achievements. It’s inspiring!”
Many of the prize winners are either already working, have started an apprenticeship or starting university and the outstanding achievements of the students can be appreciated just by their destinations, University of Oxford, King’s College London, University of Southampton, University of Reading, Apprenticeship at J P Morgan.