Parents, friends and dignitaries assembled at the IOW Studio School, East Cowes, to celebrate the achievements of its students.


Following a champagne reception, awards were presented by Chair of Governors and CEO of Red funnel, Keving George, Councillor, Karl Love, Assistant Principle of the IOW College, Rowland White, High Sherriff, Gioia Minghella-Giddens and CEO of Chamber of Commerce, Steven Holbrook.


An array of awards were presented, including Academic Progress and Vocational Awards, as well as awards for charity Work, Ambassador Award, Exemplar Award and Work Placement Awards.


The Robert Hooke Award for Science was presented to Callum Dale, 16. Whilst the Barnes Wallis Award for Maths was received by Toby Jones, 16.  The Mingehella Award for English was presented to Elizabeth Lockyer, 16.


The evening concluded with an inspirational and well received key note speech from Gioia Minghella-Giddens.


The school is delighted with the progress the students make during the short time they are at the school.  Richard White, Headteacher, said: ‘The progress these students have made since arriving at the school is truly inspirational.  We have a high number of students who have successfully secured apprenticeships on the island in a range of businesses across various industry sectors.  I couldn’t be more proud of their achievements and wish them well in their future studies’.

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