Junior Prize Giving
This year’s Junior Prize Giving took place on Monday 13th July at St Cuthbert’s Church. Mrs Kuldip McMullan, Headteacher of Stanwix Primary School, was our Chief Guest, presenting prizes and giving an address. Mr Brian Armstrong, Chairman of Governors, and the School Chaplain, Rev Caroline Kennedy, welcomed all present.
Prizes were presented to students in Years 7 and 8 for their contributions to the school over the past year. In addition to two prizes for every subject (one to a girl, one to a boy) there were awards for students’ Approach to Learning, Service to the School, Service to Others, and House Prizes. Awards were also made by Trinity Arts and Theatre Company to Erin Harkins, Miriam Tait and Anna Bainbridge. The Val Turnbull Librarian’s Award was presented to Nathaniel Littleton, and the Val Turnbull Reader’s Award to Thomas Jones and Chelsea Shankland. The final two prizes were the J H Dodd Award for Commitment to Sport, given to Louise Oliver and Harry Hetherington, and The Simon Armstrong Award for Outstanding Service to the School, awarded to James Hale.
Mrs Sheila Johnston and Mr Derek Kay, Co-Headteachers, gave an address, and Mr Armstrong gave the closing address. The School Chaplain, Rev Caroline Kennedy, recited the school prayer. There were readings by Lily Harper and Neo Borgia, and the Head Boy, Harry Craig, and Head Girl, Ruth Cox, gave the vote of thanks. There were also delightful musical interludes: The Junior String quartet, made up of Miriam Tait, Patricia Schwarz, Esther Attwood and Anna Bainbridge played ‘The Scientist’ by Coldplay, Frances im Thurn performed ‘Moody Prawn Blues’ by Franklyn Gellnick, and ‘I’m Yours’ by Jason Mraz was performed by Lily Harper, Miriam Tait, Esther Attwood and Erin Harkins.
Well done to all. Our thanks to Mr Vernon, who played Bach’s Prelude in C as the entrance and exit music, and to St Cuthbert’s Church for kindly hosting this special event.