Spotlight on college talent

Media make-up student Daniella Fowler, 19, prepares for The Sheffield College Spark Awards
Media make-up student Daniella Fowler, 19, prepares for The Sheffield College Spark Awards

High-flyers will have a chance to shine at a glittering Sheffield College awards ceremony on the theme of Butterfly Ball.

Tuesday’s Spark Awards, sponsored by City & Guilds, will recognise the outstanding achievements of around 70 students – and staff.

Categories include the most supportive staff, as voted by learners, in addition to best student and best apprentice in each vocational subject area and achievement against the odds.

The event will begin with a red carpet reception, where VIPs and guests will be greeted by appropriately costumed aviation and media make-up students. Canapés and a buffet will be laid on by catering and hospitality students.

Executive Director Julie Byrne said: “This event celebrates how the college is changing the lives of young people in Sheffield, and giving them their chance to shine, and is an opportunity for us to congratulate them on their achievements.”