THE outstanding achievements of school pupils were celebrated at a milestone awards ceremony.
High Tunstall College of Science, in Elwick Road, Hartlepool, celebrated its 20th Academic Awards evening with a clutch of gongs handed to its most hard-working, dedicated, and talented pupils.
Proud parents, staff and students joined together to celebrate the event.
Headteacher Mark Tilling said: “As headteacher, I am proud of every single student at the college who engages, on a daily basis, in lessons that are inspirational, enabling them all to achieve highly.
“Celebrating all the activities of the 2013/14 academic year has been exciting.
“This year has seen the opportunities available to our students grow in their availability and range.
“Students now have the offer to go on many educational visits across the UK, Europe and afar, and we are looking forward to establishing further links in Europe and beyond.”
The evening saw many prizes being presented by the school, but most poignantly, it presented the Ellie-Mae Morgan Memorial Award for the first time in memory of the former 16-year-old who passed away from a rare genetic disorder recently.
This year, it was awarded to a student who shared Ellie-Mae’s love of history – Cameron Sharp.
The night was hosted by the senior students of the school who effortlessly flowed through the 200 awards presented on the evening.
There were fabulous musical interludes from the college choir, singers and band.
Mr Tilling added: “It was a fantastic evening attended by a record-breaking number of parents, staff, governors, special guests and students, past and present. I look forward to next year.”