High achievers honoured at North Walsham High School prize-giving ceremony

FIRST CLASS: North Walsham High School head teacher Caroline Brooker (centre), flanked by chairman o

FIRST CLASS: North Walsham High School head teacher Caroline Brooker (centre), flanked by chairman of governors Paul Morse (left) and former head boy Matthew Smith, with prize-winners. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Former head girl and head boy Elise Page and Josh Duckmanton shared 10 prizes between them at North Walsham High School's annual prize-giving ceremony.

The event, held at The Atrium which the school shares with the community, saw high achievers from last year's year 11 group of students return to receive awards.

A total of 39 students received plaques to mark excellence and progress in individual subjects, paperweights awarded by the headteacher and by governors, and cups for a variety of achievements, including services to the community and personal achievement.

The prizes were given out by chairman of governors Paul Morse, and a former head boy of the school, Matthew Smith, who is now business manager at Sheringham Woodfields School.

Recognising the achievements of the students, Mr Smith told the assembled students, 'Regardless of the job or jobs you take on in life or the paths that you may choose, I believe you'll get the most reward and satisfaction from those that push and challenge you to go further. I believe that if you put your mind to it, anything is possible. Everyone here tonight is proof of what can be achieved and the potential that there is in the room.

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Head teacher Caroline Brooker said: 'We hear so much that is negative about our young people, but this ceremony shows that there are many young people who work hard to demonstrate excellence and achieve great things.

'It is nice to be able to recognise publicly such a wide range of students, as they move on from high school into sixth form, vocational training or the world of work.'

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