Over 100 pupils honoured for hard work at annual Beccles awards evening

Local author Gracie Wright and headteacher Michael Taylor at at the Partnership Awards Ceremony Pict

Local author Gracie Wright and headteacher Michael Taylor at at the Partnership Awards Ceremony Picture: Sir John Leman High School - Credit: Archant

Around 130 pupils have been recognised for their achievements at this year's Sir John Leman High School Partnership Awards Ceremony.

The event took place last week at St Michael's Church in Beccles and saw pupils from the town's high school, along with its 11 partnership schools, collecting awards in front of family and friends.

Michael Taylor, headteacher at Sir John Leman High School, said: 'The evening was impactful and moving - hearing about all the wonderful things young people have been doing and achieving from Year 1 through to Year 13 was amazing and inspiring.

'The occasion was significantly enhanced by the performance of the partnership choir accompanied by our jazz band.'

The awards ceremony, now in its ninth year, was attended by guest of honour Gracie Wright - a Suffolk author and motivational speaker. Pupils were nominated by their respective schools, in recognition of their academic, sporting or extra-curricular achievements, as well as a positive attitude to learning and hard work.

Each pupil was presented with a medal and certificate by Debbie Francis of Sir John Leman High School who read aloud the reasons for their nomination.

As well as the awards, members of the high school jazz band were presented with a medal and certificate to acknowledge their outstanding contribution to music within the community.

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A special headteacher's award, presented by Mr Taylor, was presented to Year 11 pupils Rose Nambasa for consistent hard work, a positive attitude and effort, as well as continued hard work in Spanish.

Mr Taylor said: 'Rose has worked consistently hard throughout her time in school and has flourished into an independent and reflective young woman. Her conscientious approach to all her studies has seen her make significant improvements in academic performance.

'We wish Rose every success as she moves on to post 16 studies.'

The partnership schools involved in the ceremony were: ?The Albert Pye Primary School, Ravensmere Infant School, Barnby and North Cove Primary School, Southwold Primary School, Beccles Primary Academy, Brampton Primary School, Ringsfield Pirmary School, Gillingham St Michael's Primary School, Reydon Primary School, St Benet's Primary School and Worlingham Primary School.

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