A SIXTH form college is the latest organisation to be put forward for one of our education awards.

Worcester Sixth Form College was nominated in the college or post-18 education and training provider category.

It’s just one of a host of possible categories for our awards which we are offering along with our partner the University of Worcester.

The Worcester News Worcestershire Education Awards aim to celebrate the hard work, quality and passion we know exist in our nurseries, schools and colleges, as well as in the clubs, sports teams and youth groups in the community generally.

The awards, which will be presented at a black-tie ceremony in June, also include primary and secondary schools of the year, teacher of the year, early years provider of the year, plus there are awards for community involvement and one for those who promote health and fitness, called fit for life.

Worcester Sixth Form College, in Spetchley Road, received a nomination after Barry Hale, its head of performing arts, was put forward for recognition.

As part of his role, Mr Hale co-ordinates the College’s stage productions including, most recently, Oh What a Lovely War, which told the story of World War One using clowns.

The production blended comedy, song and politics while the cast, drawn from the College’s Performing Arts Academy, dressed in Pierrot make-up and costumes.

Visual effects were also used with archive photos projected onto huge screens and water raining down on the stage.

Michael Kitcatt, the college’s principal, said: “We are delighted to have been nominated for the Worcestershire Education Awards.

“Students come to us from all over the County for many reasons - not least of these is the flexible programmes that we offer, tailored to each student’s individual needs.

“Part of this is the very wide range of subjects on offer, but another vital part is the wide range of extra-curricular activities, which enable students to pursue their interests at a very high level with other similarly talented young people.

“As well as professional programmes, which support our students’ progression into seven different popular career areas, students can enrol in a sports academy, maths or STEM academy or performing arts academy.”

There is still time to enter your favourite teachers, schools, sports coaches, childminders or volunteers for our awards.

Nominations, which close on Friday, April 7, can be made by visiting worcesternews.co.uk/educationawards/nominate