Students gathered on the evening of 9 October to celebrate their achievements at the College’s highly anticipated annual Awards Evening. The ceremony, carried out in front of a packed audience in the College’s Daphne Collman Auditorium, looked to recognise the top academic performers from the previous College year.
As well as academic prowess in the classroom environment, students received awards recognising efforts in charity fundraising, most impressive start in Year 7 and community awards.
Invited key note speaker, former Teacher of Drama and now published author, Judy Leigh, presented the awards to the deserving students. The evening’s prize-giving was rounded off with an emotional speech by Mr Cornish, who named Year 11 Head of House and prefect, Ellie Hensley-Jones, as the recipient of the coveted Principal’s Prize.
Event organiser and Assistant Principal, Lesley Ring, explains the importance of such events in the College’s calendar: “Each term we award students for effort and improvement but the October Awards Evening has the greatest significance as it is our celebration for students who are ‘Best in Subject’ and for top achievers in all other aspects of College life; for example, Gold Stars are awarded to the most dedicated and highest achieving Prefects. These students are the embodiment of ‘Imagine what’s possible…’ and it was a wonderful evening celebrating with students’ friends, families and members of staff.”