Senior Awards Evening
On Thursday, 8th September we were delighted to welcome Year 11 and Year 13 students, with their parents and carers, to celebrate their achievements at an Awards Ceremony for each year group at Carlisle Cathedral. All students were awarded a certificate of achievement to celebrate their success in either GCSE or A Level examinations, and to mark the end of an important stage of their school life. In addition some special awards were made, either for outstanding progress in a particular subject, a consistently strong work ethic, or service to others.
The Y13 Awards Evening was particularly poignant as this was the last time the year group would gather together formally. It was great to hear about examination successes and to hear about the destination for each student, ranging from universities such as Oxford, Durham and Newcastle to higher level apprenticeships at Sellafield or employment. As well as the awards outlined above there were some traditional School Prizes. These included the Prescott Prize for Head Girl, awarded to Ruth Cox, the School Medal for Head Boy, awarded to Harry Craig, and the Simon Armstrong Award for outstanding service to the school which was awarded to Emily Wrightson.
We were fortunate to have John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle, as guest speaker at both ceremonies. He encouraged students to be ambitious in looking to their future and ended by quoting advice from the legendary Bill Gates: ‘If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss!!’