STUDENTS who took part in a Crystal Palace FC Foundation summer course 'graduated' at a special ceremony last week.
The foundation has been working with Westfield and Hammerson's Croydon Partnership to provide the six-week summer programme of football, sport and physical activity for young people aged 11-16 in Croydon.
They graduated last Wednesday at Oasis Academy Shirley Park, where part of the course took place.
A slightly more intense course for 13-16 year-olds, modelled on the CPFC pre-season training schedule, was based at Archbishop Lanfranc School.
Edenham High, Harris Academy Purley, Harris Academy South Norwood, Woodcote High and St Andrews High also took part.
Steve Yewman, from the Croydon Partnership, said: "It is encouraging to see so many young people involved in the Crystal Palace Foundation Summer Football Academy and to be able to celebrate their successes with them as they complete their courses.
"The programme has given them a tremendous opportunity to receive top-flight coaching in a challenging, fun environment."