On Thursday, we enjoyed a wonderful evening of celebration and entertainment at our annual Year 7-10 Learning Awards Ceremony at Dukinfield Town Hall. We were delighted to see so many of our parents and carers and celebrate together the achievements of our young people.
Thank you to our special guest Mr Tim Bowman, Assistant Director for Education for awarding the prizes and for his kind closing remarks.
During the event, we were treated to some excellent performances from Tilly McGlashen who gave a moving performance of ‘Before He Cheats’ by Carrie Underwood and Brodie Smith who entertained us with her wonderful tap dancing. Once again, our superb school band, who celebrate their silver anniversary this year, entertained us before and after the awards. Thank you to Mr Beardmore for his work in preparing the young performers. Finally, may I express my appreciation to Mrs Webster who once again planned and directed the whole event so meticulously and also to her wonderful team of helpers who made sure the event ran so smoothly.
Awards were presented to pupils who had achieved success in each of the different subject area (for making the most progress or for achieving the highest grades); congratulations to all of the pupils who received an award this year. These awards are discussed by faculty teams and pupils in each class can be nominated. The awards are very competitive, as you can imagine. It is a great achievement for those who receive an award.
Towards the end of the evening, our special awards are distributed; these awards are a ‘surprise’ for our pupils: we give some information about the pupil’s specific work throughout the past year before revealing the name of the worthy winner. These pupils have all received special awards this year and should feel incredibly proud of their achievements; their dedication and commitment to our school makes each award very well-deserved.