TWO colleges came together to celebrate the 'outstanding achievements' of vocational course students over the past year.

The Vocational Student of the Year Awards was held to celebrate the achievements of youngsters from Cronton Sixth Form College and Riverside College.

The overall award winners were presented by Mayor of Halton Cllr Alan Lowe and Mark Shotton, who represented the Alan Carr Shotton Memorial Trust.

Access to higher education student Joanne Box was awarded 'adult vocational student of the year', while sport student Savannah Sumner took home the 'vocational Cronton student of the year’ award.

Engineering student Ryan Grey was presented with the 'Riverside vocational student of the year' honour.

Principal Mary Murphy said: "This year's awards ceremony has been incredible.

"It is very important to celebrate the truly outstanding and inspiring efforts of our vocational students during their time with us.

"We wish them every success as they now progress on to higher education and begin promising careers."

Guests were entertained throughout the ceremony with musical performances by the talented students from the Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts.

Students performed songs from their previous show Les Misérables and gave a sneak preview of their upcoming production – Little Shop of Horrors – which takes place at Riverside College on July 6 and 7.