Our annual Awards Evenings began with the Key Stage 3 event, which took place on June 15, followed by the Key Stage 4 event on 12 July. The Awards Evenings recognise the progress made by individual students across each academic subject. Students from Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 who were nominated for an award by their teachers were invited, with their families, to attend the special event in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the school.
Teachers from across subject areas presented the students with their awards and shared with the audience why their commitment to learning, and embodiment of the school values had led to them being nominated. Students who had really stood out included those with a thirst for learning and the drive to make excellent progress, as well as those with special talents and who not only lead by example, but supported other students in the process.
Progress and Welfare Managers for each Year group rounded off each ceremony with a host of Special Awards, decided by the Year Teams. These included Best All-rounder, Outstanding Contribution, Star Student, Start Student Leader, Student Council Representative and Most Successful Anti-Bullying Ambassador. In addition there was the honorary Lewis Crookes Award for Key Stage 3, named after a former student who sadly passed away in 2006, and the Huson Miah Award for Key Stage 4, named after a pupil who passed away earlier this year, in recognition of students who have overcome significant challenges but who continue to apply themselves to learning.
Our thanks are extended to our musical entertainers Hasani, Charlie, Lewis, Kaia, Caitlan and Arghya. There were also extracts from our forthcoming summer musical, School Of Rock, performed by Frida and Ahmed, supported by Adam, Olivia, Isla and the show band.