STUDENTS and apprentices enjoyed a night of glitz and glamour at Nelson and Colne College’s 2017 Stars Student Awards Ceremony.

Individual subject awards were handed out for students who excelled while a series of special awards were presented to those with exceptional academic attainment, those who have given outstanding contribution to college life or those who overcame adversity to achieve success.

Tyron Tuzara, 18, won the subject award for games programming and software development and the overall gold award for vocational studies.

He said: "It feels great and I'm very proud. All the hard work has paid off. I would like to thank all of my teachers for their support and the opportunities they have given me over the last two years."

Paige Ramsden, who collected the overall Gold Award for A Levels as well as the Physics prize, is heading off to the University of Birmingham to study Physics and Astrophysics.

Paige, 18, formerly of Sir John Thursby Community College, said: "I can't believe it. I'm very happy. I really wanted to win the Physics Award but the Gold Award is a complete surprise. I didn't expect it at all."