Pupils win awards

PUPILS were rewarded at an annual ceremony.

East Durham College’s annual awards celebrated the achievements of Year 10 and 11 pupils who study vocational courses such as construction, vehicle maintenance and childcare at the peterlee campus.

St Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive School, Dene Community School, Easington Community Science School, The Academy at Shotton Hall and Wellfield Community School were all represented by award winners and guests included the actress and writer Charlotte Riley, who is originally from County Durham.

The Student of the Year award was Year 11 pupil Bethany Elders, from The Academy at Shotton Hall, with the 16-year-old also scooping the 11ear 11 Hairdresser of Year award.