Academy trust pupils commended at awards ceremony
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Pupils from five Norfolk schools have been recognised for their achievements at an academy trust's awards ceremony.
Pupils from Iceni Academy, Diamond Academy, The Nicholas Hamond Academy, Admirals Academy and Norwich Road Academy, which are part of Academy Transformation Trust, received their commendations at the trust's Pupil Awards 2016.
Hosted by street dancers Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely from Britain's Got Talent winners, Diversity, the ceremony on December 8 brought together pupils, staff and parents from the trust's 22 academies to celebrate pupils' achievements across 10 categories.
Two pupils from Admirals Academy received awards – Charlie Jeanes, who won the leadership award, and Honey Goodwin, who received the overcoming adversity award.
Diamond Academy pupil Connor Purvis-Smith and Iceni Academy pupil Zoe Scarrett also received the overcoming adversity award.
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Sandra Dunkley, Acting Principal at Admirals Academy, said: 'Charlie leads from the front with a cheerful disposition and allows the talents of others to shine through.'
Norwich Road Academy pupil, Pavelas Orlovas, won the Academic Excellence award, while Oscar Balsys received the Overcoming Adversity award.
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Tracey Thurlby, acting principal at Norwich Road Academy, said: 'When Pavelas joined the academy, it was quickly evident that he had a thirst for learning.'
Pupils from The Nicholas Hamond Academy also received two awards – Matthew Friend won the leadership award, and Amber Buckley was presented with the overcoming adversity award.
Principal Martin Booth said: 'Matthew has spoken confidently and naturally at our open evening, impressing his audience with his commitment to the academy and his attitude.'
Ian Cleland, CEO and founder of Academy Transformation Trust, said: 'Our pupils are really great and they keep surprising us with their accomplishments – we are extremely proud of them.
'They all show passion and enthusiasm in everything they do and our awards give us the chance to reward them for all their hard work. Congratulations to every single one of them.'