There was quite a surprise for a mum and dad from North Shields as their son and daughter were both honoured in this year's Student of the Year Awards.

John and Gail Talbot were rightly proud as their son Richard, 22 and 19 year old daughter Sarah were invited up on stage.

Richard won Computing and IT Student of the Year. Richard is in the first year of his BTEC National Extended Diploma course. Richard is also a Student Governor of the college.

Sarah was presented with the Floristry Student of the Year Award. She's currently studying on the Level 3 course.

And both Richard and Sarah were delighted to see each other receive an award.

Richard said: "When she's needed she's always there. She works hard and never complains. Obstacles never stop her from doing something."

And Sarah reckons Richard deserves the prize. She said: "He's a hard worker and gets involved in lots of college activities. He never just sits on the fence."