TOP pupils from Richard Huish College have been honoured in the annual prize giving ceremony.

The event took place on Friday, September 14, were recent college leavers were invited back to the college to formally receive prizes.

ACHIEVEMENT: All of the 2018 prize winners from the college

The highest honour, the principal's award for greatest progress, was given to Emily Syme. Emily saw success in both academics and sport during her time at Huish - achieving A*AAA in her A-Levels as well as playing football for Bristol FC Ladies and England.

Justin Tang, was awarded the Principal’s Prize for International Student of the year.

His tutor, Liz Voice, said: “He was an outstanding student throughout his A Level programme. He was determined, motivated and diligent and he flourished as a learner.

"His maturity and unselfish nature means that he has been particularly supportive in each of his subjects, working with other students to help them understand. He always approaches challenges with a huge smile.”

Principal, John Abbott, said: “The Class of 2018 achieved excellent A Level and Vocational examination results. Their high performance reinforces our consistent position as one of the country’s highest performing sixth form colleges. The evening was a great success and it was fantastic for us to see what the Class of 2018 are moving onto next.”

CELEBRATE: The students graduating from higher education courses

Elsewhere at Huish, 31 students graduated from higher education courses.

The hard work and commitment of Huish students was recognised at the formal graduation ceremony on Saturday, September 15.

Family and friends joined the graduates to celebrate their achievement of higher education courses including: foundation degree in business & management, ba (hons) applied professional studies (leadership and management), ba (hons) sports development and coaching and association of accounting technicians (aat).

Professor Rob Warner, Vice Chancellor at Plymouth Marjon University, Huish Principal John Abbott and Duncan Alexander, chairman of governors, addressed the congregation in the main hall at the college. Graduates marched in to Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance and were presented with their scrolls in the grandly set up hall at the college.

Principal Abbott added: “We were delighted to celebrate the achievements of our Higher Education students who have worked so hard for their qualifications. Richard Huish College has worked with professional bodies such as AAT for more than a decade and our partnership with Plymouth Marjon University has resulted in many students enjoying professional development through their studies with us.”