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Proud Year 11 students and their families and friends were welcomed to the Keay Theatre at Cornwall College St Austell on Tuesday May 1st to celebrate their achievements on completion of their Key Stage 4 vocational courses including Diplomas in Hair & Beauty, Hospitality, Sport & Active Leisure and Engineering. Others were recognised for their success on Level 1 courses in Salon Services, Construction or Engineering. Special awards were presented to Gavin Rowe as Poltair Construction student of the year, Shannon Wheat as Poltair Hairdressing student of the year, Erin Licursi as Sprt Diploma student of the year and Mark Wherry as consortium Construction student of the year.
The keynote speaker was Arctic explorer Ann Daniels who gave an inspirational insight into her transformation from bank clerk to leading the first all female team to walk to both the South and the North poles. She spoke of how every problem can be turned into an opportunity and that no young person should ever accept that they are 'not good enough' to achieve their ambition.