SPORTS and Public Service students at Burnley College have been congratulated by a local sporting hero.

Achievements at Burnley College’s Sports and Public Services students were celebrated with a special awards ceremony yesterday, hosted by England Ladies and Everton Ladies goalkeeping star and local sport hero Rachel Finnis-Brown.

The presentation evening was held to congratulate the students and tutors of the department for their hard work and dedication, and parents and carers were also thanked by the staff for being such important supportive figures for the young people who were collecting their awards.

Students from all levels were recognised at the presentation event, which saw extra-curricular activities being recognised as well as on-course work.