On Thursday 18th October we had an incredible awards evening where students that excelled last year, were recognised for all their hard work. The first awards to be given out were the subject awards for students that obtained excellence and achieved high levels of progress throughout the year at individual subjects. Also, the academic progress award was for students, who have improved since the beginning of last year.
The house leaders then choose one person from their whole house who has contributed the most to help their house, to receive the Terry Dix award. Megan Colloff was given the award for Colin Grazier, Aaron Lee received the award for William MacGregor and Georgia Davey was given the award for Robert Peel.
The final awards to be given out was the Richard Thornton Athlete of the Year Award which was given to Brooke Burton for her contribution to school athletics and dedication outside school which has led her to become 4th in the 100m in the whole country. Then, the Sportsman of the year award went to Oliver Goldsworthy for not just taking part in cross-country, but also being a valuable team member in the school’s cricket team, swimming team and football team. The Sportswoman of the Year Award, in memory of Lydia Bennet, went to Abbie Hitchman, who takes part in sports including badminton and netball and also motivates other students to improve and try new sports and help them improve.
Next, was the Lyndie Palmer Award which went to Izzy Chinn, for showing true talent in the Performing Arts Department, not only winning a talent show back when she was in year 7, but also helping in tech club and becoming skilled to the point where she could control the lighting and sound effects for a show all on her own.
The last award to be given out was the Pride of Wilnecote, this was presented to Poppy Guilder, for always showing a positive attitude to any situation and for inspiring other students and really making a difference at The Wilnecote School.