Achievements are celebrated

Pippa Winter from Newark, Isobel Bates from Claypole, and Hannah Ball from Hough-on-the Hill with their outstanding attendance awards
Pippa Winter from Newark, Isobel Bates from Claypole, and Hannah Ball from Hough-on-the Hill with their outstanding attendance awards

Achievements of lower school pupil s at Sir William Robertson Academy in Welbourn have been celebrated at a special awards ceremony.

From academic success in certain subjects - to outstanding attendance records - all areas of achievement by last year’s Year 7 and 8 were recognised by the school.

Governor Kerry Hamilton with Peter Wynn-Jones, Tom Freemantle, Joshua Kilcullen and Mark Guest.

Governor Kerry Hamilton with Peter Wynn-Jones, Tom Freemantle, Joshua Kilcullen and Mark Guest.

Mrs Kerry Hamilton, governor and chairman of the Teaching & Learning Committee, welcomed pupils and their families to the special awards’ afternoon.

The prizes were presented by guest speaker Tom Fremantle, former chairman of Woodard Corporation who gave a talk after the presentation of prizes. Mr Fremantle was an executive officer in the Royal Navy, serving with distinction on a variety of ships, including the Royal Yacht.

Addressing the audience of over 200, he gave the pupils inspirational thoughts, advice and praise.

Headteacher Mark Guest gave a review of the year outlining the key activities and events the school had been involved with during the busy academic year.

Mr Guest congratulating pupils.

Mr Guest congratulating pupils.

Mr Guest said: “It was a very memorable occasion celebrating the hard work and achievement of our Lower School students over the last academic year.”

Year 8 pupil Ashlie Richardson provided musical entertainment playing the piano.

Sir William Robertson Academy is rated as ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted,

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