College Awards Shines Spotlight on Achievement

College staff and students gathered at Abbotsbury Church on the evening of Tuesday 15 October to celebrate student achievement at their annual Awards Evening.

Following the huge success of the event in previous years, the venue was changed from the College’s Daphne Collman Auditorium to the nearby church to enable more award winners’ family members to attend.

Principal's Prize winner, Zak-Ray Linley-Moss and Mr Cornish
Principal's Prize winner, Zak-Ray Linley-Moss and Mr Cornish

The awards, nominated by classroom teaching staff, celebrated the academic achievement of students from all year groups for the 2018/19 academic year, as well as raising achievement awards, premier awards and pride of Newton Abbot College awards.

Standout individual performances were seen from Year 9 student, Keira Bailey, who collected awards for her endeavours in Spanish, Music and Religious Studies and Year 12, Olivia Cardus, who was celebrated for her achievements in French, Spanish, Religious Studies and Triple Science, as well as being recognised for the best GCSE results in 2019.

Year 12, John Scarrett was recognised for his 100% attendance record from Years 7-11
Year 12, John Scarrett was recognised for his 100% attendance record from Years 7-11

Invited key note speaker and College alumnus, Amber Mold, presented the awards to the deserving students. The evening’s celebrations were rounded off with the presentation of the coveted Principal’s Prize by Mr Cornish to Year 11 student, gold star prefect and house captain, Zak-Ray Linley-Moss.

Deputy Principal, Lesley Ring, said of the evening:

“It was absolutely fantastic so see so many happy families at the Awards Evening this year – every one of the five hundred seats were filled with proud and beaming students, staff and parents. It was particularly interesting to have Amber as the Principal’s Prize winner from 2014 back with us to give the key note address in which she demonstrated how hard work and good organisation pays!”

Awards Evening 2019 Newton Abbot College Ofsted Secondary School 17
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