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Student Celebration Awards 2024

21 June 2024
Students who have gone above and beyond throughout the year were recognised at our awards ceremony at The Burlington Hotel.

Each year we celebrate student achievement at our EKC Folkestone College Student Celebration Awards. This year we made the most of the occasion, treating our award winners to an impressive ceremony at The Burlington Hotel on Wednesday 19 June. The ceremony was hosted effectively by Ella Brocklebank, Chair of our Local College Board. 

Students and staff enjoyed delicious canapes, made by our Catering department before coming together to share in the successes of our students who were being recognised for their hard work, commitment, and personal achievements throughout the year.  

Staff nominated one student from each subject area who has impressed and gone above and beyond throughout the year, whilst other College-wide categories included T Level Student of the Year, Contribution to the College Community, Social Action Award and the coveted Principal’s Award. Winners were presented with a trophy, certificate, gift voucher and additional prizes from generous departmental sponsors. This year’s awards looked fantastic and were sustainable, being made in-house from MDF using the CNC machine in our Construction department.  

Principal’s Award winner, Satya Grattan, was delighted to learn she’d been awarded the highest honour of the evening, commenting: “It’s really cool and totally unexpected. I just thought I’d been nominated for a department award, so was surprised when I didn’t see my name until the end of the programme. 

“I’m so grateful for my time at EKC Folkestone College. It’s felt like home for the past few years but in September I will be moving on to EKC Canterbury College in September. I feel it’s been my experiences and the teaching that has helped me grow as a person and develop the confidence to move on to my next step.” 

Satya Grattan wins the Principals Award

Many of our awards were generously sponsored by local businesses and stakeholders that our departments work closely with, providing winners with additional prizes. We’d like to thank the generosity of all of our sponsors, with whom we are grateful for the ongoing support. We look forward to continuing our partnership with these businesses in the future. 

AW Construction Services Ltd 

AW Rail Services Ltd 

Baxall Construction  


Hythe Town Football Club 

Jenner Group 

L’oreal Professionel 

Park Farm Construction  

Port of Dover 

The Play Parlour 

Wood Finishes Direct 

Student Celebration Award Winners 2024  

Inclusive Learning 

Department Winner Ayrton Germaine 

Highly Commended Winner Christian Mota  

Life Skills Pathway Winner Lucy Woolgar-Orchard 

World Skills Pathway Winner Jake Norris 

English, Maths, Employability and ESOL 

Department Winner Vee Hopkins 

Highly Commended Winner Viktoriia Otchych 

ESOL Winner Abdullah Shogar 

Maths Winner Jaya Foley-Cook  

English Winner Jane Terry 

Employability Winner Jack Lead   

The Edge  

Department Winner Sammie Oddy 

Highly Commended Winner Charlotte Bambridge   

Business Winner Scarlett Luddon 

Creative Computing & Media Winner Benjamin Page  

Art & Design Winner Florence Darling 

Junior College Winner Sky Sullivan  

Built Environment  

Department Winner James Evans 

Highly Commended Winner Rosie Payne  

Carpentry & Joinery Winner Charlie Jarvis 

Bricklaying Winner Liam Coltman 

Painting & Decorating Winner Tom Harman 

Plastering Winner Harry Powell 

Service Industries 

Department Winner Miriam Ugoeze 

Highly Commended Winner Will Partner  

Sport Winner Grace Roche 

Catering Winner Fletcher Brockway  

Early Years Winner Thalia Wyatt 

Health & Social Care Winner Courtney Mills   

Beauty Winner Lily Dallison 

Hairdressing Winner Reilly Smith 

Supported Teaching And Learning In Schools Winner Lucy Thomason 

Cross College Awards 

T Level Student of the Year Winner Alice Tester  

Highly Commended T Level Student of the Year Winner Blayk Yorke 

Contribution to the College Community Winner Curtis Andrews 

Social Action Award Winner Eva Kirby 

Principals Award Winner Satya Grattan