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High-flying students from Barking and Dagenham honoured at awards ceremony

PUBLISHED: 14:48 25 October 2017

Eastbrook School. Picture: Jimmy Lee/LBBD

Eastbrook School. Picture: Jimmy Lee/LBBD

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The borough’s high-flying students who are remaining in the borough for their sixth form studies were presented with awards and £500 at a ceremony last night.

The Colin Pond Trust Scholarship Awards recognise the top 50 GCSE students remaining in the borough for further study. Recipients are automatically put forward.

The pupils, who sat exams under the new format, hail from 11 schools in Barking and Dagenham.

“It is important our top-performing students, and their parents, feel confident that if they stay in the borough they will fulfil their potential and receive the support they need to excel in their futures and I am confident we are able to do that,” said councillor Evelyn Carpenter, cabinet member for educational attainment and school improvement.

Colin Pond was a councillor between 1998 and 2001 who left money in a trust to help young people continue into further education.

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