Awards ceremony celebrates achievements of NewVIc students

The NewVIc award winners (picture: Jonathan Szymanski)

The NewVIc award winners (picture: Jonathan Szymanski) - Credit: Jonathan Szymanski

High-achieving students were rewarded for their successes at NewVIc’s annual awards evening.

Elizabeth Battle with principal Eddie Playfair (picture: Jonathan Szymanski)

Elizabeth Battle with principal Eddie Playfair (picture: Jonathan Szymanski) - Credit: Jonathan Szymanski

Presentations were made to those who gained the top grades in this summer’s exams, as well as those who overcame obstacles and made great progress.

Former student Elizabeth Battle, who is now studying social anthropology at the London School of Economics, received four awards on the night for her academic and community work.

“I’m glad that NewVIc appreciates what I’ve done not just academically but also my work in the college community”, Elizabeth said. “I feel embarrassed with all the attention but also very grateful.”

Thursday evening’s ceremony was rounded off with a celebration of the Prince Regent Lane college’s sporting stars, a number of whom have won national competitions and competed at the highest level.

The cricket team with Azlan and Arafat Bhuiyan holding the cup (picture: Jonathan Szymanski)

The cricket team with Azlan and Arafat Bhuiyan holding the cup (picture: Jonathan Szymanski) - Credit: Jonathan Szymanski

Identical twins Arafat and Azlan Bhiyan, who are both studying for vocational extended diplomas, received individual awards for their cricketing talents as part of the college’s London Schools cup-winning side.

“It feels awesome,” Arafat said.

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“It’s really good that NewVIc has won the London cup again and we want to win it next time too.”

Principal Eddie Playfair praised his students, saying: “This has been a wonderful evening of celebration and we are very proud of the achievements of our students.

“2015 has been our most successful year ever.”

Many of the awards were presented by sponsors that included a number of London universities.

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