An evening of celebration for our high flying Sixth Formers.
The Sixth Form tutor team and many other staff were delighted and privileged to lay the tables and prepare the hall for a special evening of prizegiving for last years’ year 13’s.
There was a somewhat relax feel about the evening, but at the same time a sense of achievement as students were presented with their prizes. Mrs Cook our Chair of Governors warmly opened the occasion.
The prizes were awarded by ex-student Cassie Lawrence of Barton Court Studios, who also delivered an inspiring speech. Cassie has been singing professionally since her teens. She has sung at many prestigious events such as Royal Ascot and has supported well-known acts including Jane McDonald and Chaz and Dave. Cassie is now an experienced vocal coach and has been working hard to establish a hub for musicians in her hometown, where she officially set up Barton Court Studios in 2014. A great role model for our students.
Mr Pressnell spoke of the outstanding achievements of the year group and thanked both staff and parents for their support.
Then it was down to the awards. The Headteacher’s prize for Academic Achievement was awarded to Samuel Gears. The Chairman of Governor’s awards were given to the head boy, Tom Harris, and head girl, Hettie Cutler. Other awards, included those from the University of Winchester for English, Media, PE and Drama, as well as many others. The evening closed with a presentation which captured some of the social highlights of the Sixth Form, with a buffet served while guests chatted and mingled.
We would like to wish all the students our very best in the next stage of their journey and look forward, in due course, to hearing how they have fared.