Students at Saint Aidan’s High School rounded off their academic year with celebration of achievement.
The event began with musical performances from the Year Seven singing group and the cornet players, a particular instrument which is introduced to all pupils at the start of their high school lives.
The musical treat was followed by an awards ceremony.
Every student received an award and a micro-bit but some students received special awards for excellence and progress in specific subject areas.
Emma Tilbury earned six additional awards in total including excellence in drama, German, history, English, progress in PE and a Director of House award.
The certificate of merit for endeavour was awarded to Holly Robinson who has faced significant challenges but had achieved highly over the course of the year with perseverance and resilience.
Millie Stephens and Emma Tilbury jointly received the Nancy Poole Shield for academic excellence.
The Inter-House rewards winners was Keller House with Scarlett Allison and Joseph Newsham collecting the award.
Guest speaker for the evening was Dr Joe Finney who spoke of his career and previous experience of working for Microsoft prior to lecturing at Lancaster University.
Before the evening came to a close everyone enjoyed Saint Aidan’s does the One Show, which was scripted and produced entirely by Year Seven Media Club members.
It featured interviews with teachers and students and the many highlights of the year.
Daisy Seville, Head of Year Seven said: “I think the evening was enjoyed thoroughly by students and parents alike. They had the opportunity to look back over their first year and remember all of things they had done, their achievements and everything they have learnt.
“I think students particularly enjoyed the interactive element of the live vote, something we have never done and we are really grateful to Dr Joe Finney at Lancaster University for putting this together for our students.
“I am sure all the families there were incredibly proud of their children and their hard work this year.
“For me, Saint Aidan’s does the One Show was a great way to end the evening as it really made you realise just how far all the students have come this year and what a talented and hard working group of young people they really are.”