A beautiful night full of jubilant students and staff, performers and fashionistas helped create another wonderful night for the 2014 Stars Awards ceremony.
The Awards are the highlight of the Chichester College calendar; a night to embrace the success and talents of our students and take stock of a year of College achievement. This year, in what is our 50th anniversary, the theme was one of celebration, a nod to the past five decades that have seen the College evolve into the success it has become today.
With the Star awards in its fifth year, the event took place yet again in the Sports Hall. This meant that Matt Whelen and his team had to begin setting up at 5.30am - whilst the rest of us were mostly sleeping - helping to transform an otherwise empty space into a hall fit for any prestigious awards ceremony.
Hosted by Lisa Humphries, Student Experience Manager; Andy Green, Deputy Principal, and Jane Golds, Marketing Officer, the hosts announced that the night would be taking on a 50th Anniversary theme with acts and performances straddling the five decades the College has been in existence.
Awards were presented in a wide variety of categories interspersed with performances from Performing Arts, Fashion and Music students that helped build up a moving picture of a hugely successful year.
With 34 Awards on offer and one Brightest Star to be selected from the winners, it was a nerve wracking wait for all the individual Star winners and their families. In the end though, it was Brinsbury student, Vicki Longdon, who took home the coveted trophy.
Nights like this help everyone connected to the College remember that Chichester is a phenomenally bright and successful Further Education College with some exceptionally gifted young people, and the hope is, that our young people take these awards and use them to flourish in their careers.
A simply stunning evening.