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Wednesday 20 April 2016

A team of students from Bedford College have won the chance to redesign the website of the UK’s premiership organisation of FE Colleges.

The squad, “Benny Ben & The Funky Bunch”, were amongst three teams from Bedford College who were short-listed in the finals, alongside the best from the rest of the UK - and won.

They were presented with a prize by Richard Fuller MP, who is a member of the BIS “Business, Innovation and Skills” group of the House of Commons and supports the advancement of technology training among the young workforce. The event took place at the office of Google in London.

Ian Pryce CBE, Principal and CEO of Bedford College said: “This was an outstanding moment for the team and for Bedford College. It is proof that we are training young people to the highest standards in post-16 education.”

Presenting for Benny Ben & the Funky Bunch at 157 were:

Ben Dixon, 18 (left, below)

Kylan McCaffrey, 20 (right, below)

The rest of team were:

Jacob Dodd, 18

Daniel Bolter, 19

Alex Dellbridge, 19

Samuel Adeniyi, 19

They are all on a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in IT course at Bedford College

The others who were shortlisted and presented to a team of “Dragons” were:

Arts student, Emma Lemon

and a second team from computing, TTHJMK:

Jove Pascual

Taigh Cousins

Callum Tetley

Kyran Bolina

Mohammed Zulqarnain

Congratulations to all of those who participated. For further information on full time courses go to

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