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Former WSFC scoop double victory at Worcester Sports Awards!

Congratulations to Ted Hill and Emily Burton who were crowned Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, respectively, at the Worcester City Sports Awards sponsored by Freedom Leisure.

Worcester Sixth Form College nominated former students Ted and Emily for the awards to acknowledge their tremendous ability and outstanding success in their fields. Ted was selected and played for the England U20 Six Nations team in March and recently joined the Worcester Warriors Senior Academy ahead of the 2017-18 campaign. Ted was enrolled on the AASE programme at Worcester Sixth Form College in partnership with Worcester Warriors. In August, Emily became U20 World Duathlon Champion after representing Great Britain at the Multi-Sport World Championship Festival in Canada following success at the European Duathlon Championships in April.

Ted said: "I am thankful to my family, friends, teachers and coaches for all of the years that have helped me in getting to this stage." These sentiments were echoed by Emily who said: "I am extremely thankful to my family, friends, coaches and teachers for all the time they have invested in me and all the support that they have given me to get me to this level." In her first year at Worcester Sixth Form College, Emily received a financial contribution from the College’s Support for Excellence Scheme which provides support for students achieving excellence in the areas of sport, culture or performance.

The Awards ceremony was held at the Worcester Arena on Thursday, 14th September and was a fantastic evening celebrating local sporting achievements over the last twelth months. The host for the evening was BBC Midlands Today sports presenter and reporter, Dan Pallet, and Steve Cram MBE presented the awards.

Michael Kitcatt, Principal, said: "I am sure that both Emily and Ted have exciting careers ahead of them. We are extremely proud of them and their successes in their respective sports and in their A Level exams. At Worcester Sixth Form College we are committed to helping our students succeed academically and in terms of extra-curricular and personal development and Emily and Ted are excellent examples of this."

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WSFC student wins Worcester Society of Artists competition

Congratulations to Craig Strachan, second year student of Fine Art, who won the Worcester Society of Artists student prize. Craig was presented with his prize by the Mayor at the private view event on 15th September for his painting titled 'All Change'.

This is the second year that the Worcester Society of Artists and Worcester Sixth Form College have run the competition. The Society is keen to continue working with the College and aims to support young artists by giving them a platform to exhibit their work and to consider art as a possible career route.

Alice Malone, teacher of Art and Design, who also had work on display said: "It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the hard work and talent of our students and I was extremely proud to see him receive such credit. Forming links with the Society has given students like Craig a wonderful opportunity to showcase artistic talent as well as raising the profile and demonstrating the exciting opportunities within A Level art."

Congratulations to both Craig and Alice!

The exhibition is now available to view at Worcester Art Gallery.

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