THE hard work and commitment of students was praised at a school's annual awards evening.

Staff, governors and parents paid tribute to the efforts of youngsters at Frogmore Community College.

Eight students from each year were chosen to receive recognition for their achievements in the previous academic year.

In addition, some students from each year group were rewarded for citizenship and their outstanding contribution to the college community and a selection from Years 7, 8 and 9 who had made extremely good progress within the learning support department also received awards.

During the evening heads of year introduced each award winner in turn and commented on their many strengths, talents and positive personal attributes and contribution to the college.

The awards were presented by Hampshire county councillor Adrian Collett for the second year running.

The audience was entertained by the dancing talent of Ashlee Beare of Year 9 and Claire Withall of Year 11.

Ashlee was the overall winner of the college's annual dance competition, while Claire won second place in the senior solo section.

Varied and imaginative clips from videos made by Year 11 media studies students were also shown.

Headteacher Peter Green spoke of his pride in the students and delight at their success, praising staff and parents for their dedication and support.

He said: "We are justifiably proud of our students and their achievements and the celebration of their success is an essential part of our commitment to encourage and enable them to realise their full potential."

Cllr Collett added his congratulations and stressed the importance of a good education.

"Education gives us the knowledge and the ability to make the most of our lives and enjoy them to the full," he said.

He praised Frogmore's emphasis on the importance of both academic success and the development of work and life skills which enabled students to become informed and caring citizens.

Cllr Collett is pictured presenting certificates to Daniel Hollister and James Shillingford.