Achievers honoured for their success

Achievers honoured for their success

26th July 2013


STAR students enjoyed their moment in the spotlight at a ceremony to honour learning and achievement.

Year 9 pupils at Allertonshire School, Northallerton, stepped up to receive a host of awards recognising their educational achievements and contributions to school life.

The ceremony, hosted by Allertonshire’s co-head teachers Chris Byrne and Mike Holmes and Year 9 students Rachel Chadfield, Will Hayward, Jacob Munday and Martha Stephenson, was staged at The Hambleton Forum.

It recognised achievements in a wide range of areas from academic and music to drama, sport, citizenship and community involvement.

Awards were also presented for attitude, attendance, courage, perseverance, leadership and ability in all subject areas.

Mr Holmes said: “Our award ceremony celebrates the success of all our young people and reflects the breadth of opportunity that is available to students at The Allertonshire School.

“We are fully committed to providing the best possible education for our students building on the success of our primary schools and preparing them for a smooth transition to Northallerton College.

“This evening is also about celebrating community and we would like to thank all of the people who support Allertonshire School so generously.”

Guest presenters for the Allertonshire special awards included Mr and Mrs John Hyde, the parents of former pupil Lance Corporal Ben Hyde who was killed in action in Iraq in 2003, Mayor of Northallerton John Forrest, David Wells, of Thirsk and Northallerton Lions Club, Duncan Haigh, of Northallerton & District Round Table, Graham Bell, of Mowbray Rotary Club and associate principal Stephen Merifield and assistant principal Lynda Phipps from Northallerton College.

The evening’s entertainment was provided by students Fiona Cameron and Heather Stephenson who performed the title song from the school’s drama performance of Bugsy Malone and Ella Almond and Josh Form, with a rendition of Tears for Fears Mad World.

Summing up the evening, chair of Governors Judith Kilsby gave a vote of thanks to the school governors, guests, parents and local sponsors.

“Events like this are testament to how committed and dedicated the staff are at the Allertonshire School and how hard they work everyday,” she said.

“But tonight is all about the real stars, our students, who have shown to everyone this evening that The Allertonshire really does have talent.”

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