BEXLEY COLLEGE celebrated the success of its English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course at a recent awards ceremony.

The ceremony took place at the dance studio of its Tower Road campus, organised by head of school Kit Jillings.

More than 60 students from 13 different nations attended the ceremony and were given certificates. Over the last three years, students from more than 50 nations have passed through the school.

The vice-chairman of college governors, Harbajan Singh, attended the ceremony to speak of his experiences in learning English as a second language.

Bexley College's marketing manager David Shepperson said: “The awards night was a real success. It always gives the students a real boost.

“The changes in the department over the last three years has been incredible and you see some really heart-warming things.

“An entire Asian family has gone through all the classes and are now ready to sit the equivalent of their A-levels. That sort of commitment deserves a reward.”