HARD work paid off for dedicated Wearside students who were honoured at two awards evenings in the city.
Sunderland College held the celebration events to hand out prizes to students for their commitment to their studies.
On the first evening Frankie Francis, from Wearside band Frankie and The Heartstrings, handed out prizes to lucky students.
At the second event, Team GB Olympic women’s footballer, Sunderland-born Jill Scott, was on hand to give out the awards at the ceremony in the Stadium of Light.
Nigel Harrett, Sunderland College’s acting principal, said: “These award evenings are a great way to recognise those students who have achieved so much in the past couple of years.
“Sunderland College is committed to supporting its students and giving them the best college experience possible. These awards evenings form part of the commitment.”