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Harlow College Annual Student Celebration

On Tuesday 27th of June Harlow College held its annual Student Celebration Awards, where the achievements and talents of the college’s successful students were celebrated.

It was a wonderful evening and one in which the students played key roles in all aspects of the event, including organisation, presentation, catering and technical support.

The show kicked off with two stunning performances; firstly a spoken word piece by Level 3 Music student and co-host for the evening, Lomusa Dhlamini, followed by a powerful, contemporary dance performance by Level 3 Dance students entitles ‘Turning Tables’.

Joining Lomusa as co-host for the evening was Level 3 Performing Arts Acting student Chloe Davis. Both hosts did a fantastic job of compering the proceedings and entertaining the crowd with their banter and professionalism.

All the young people receiving awards were nominated by their tutors for outstanding achievement, both academically and in terms of their commitment and drive to overcome adversity. Their personal journeys are truly inspirational and a welcome antidote to the negative image often presented of young people.

The awards were again sponsored by local employers, who continue to support the College with their generosity. These partnerships form a crucial part of student life, as there is often the opportunity for work experience, apprenticeship placements and the exchanging of skills, all vital to the growth of the local economy.

Harlow College Principal Karen Spencer introduced the evening, saying: “It’s always fantastic to celebrate the achievement of our students – the Awards Evening is one of our Harlow College highlights of the year as we also get to do this alongside parents, employers and members of our local community. The awards this year showed what a talented group of students we have – there were great dance and spoken word performances, as well as recognition of excellence and progress to top universities and employers. Our students really are a credit to Harlow!”.