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Exam Success Celebrated

Students celebrated their outstanding GCSE results at a special Achievement Evening held in November 2009. Guest of Honour Mr Keith Jackson, a Tarmac Governor, presented certificates and prizes to the former Year 11 students.

Mr Jackson congratulated the students on their fantastic results and offered them some wise words for the future. He said that it is “..wise to take a few moments of quiet reflection and talk to your family and friends about your ultimate goal in life to ensure that you have a map to guide you there.”

KERRY LANCASTER HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE AWARD

ROSS JACKSON RON TUPPER AWARD FOR GEOGRAPHY

SPECIAL PRIZE WINNERS BACK ROW (L-R): BETHANY CARTER, EMMA IRWIN, JACK BAKER, LAURENCE NEWMAN, ROBERT PALIN AND BEN ROSE (TARMAC GROUP LTD AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT), LUCY JUDSON (BARBARA MUNGER AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ATTENDANCE), SARAH EVANS (TARMAC GROUP LTD AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT)

FRONT ROW (L-R): EMILY CLIFFORD (ACHIEVEMENT AWARD), MICHELLE MURRAY (TARMAC GROUP LTD AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT), GINA TARANTONIO AND GRACE ATKINSON (BARBARA MUNGER AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING ATTENDANCE), GUEST OF HONOUR MR KEITH JACKSON (TARMAC GOVERNOR), JANE DRISCOLL (CIVIL ENGINEERING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING EFFORT), MEGAN WARD (ROY HARRISON AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING STUDENT OF THE YEAR), SALLI-ANN MATHEWS (PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD)

KINNERY PATEL WILDE AWARD FOR BUSINESS EDUCATION

SEAN GRAHAM TARMAC GROUP LTD AWARD FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION

World War I Battlefields Visit

In October, 70 Year 8 students embarked on a four day visit to the First World War Battle- fields in France and Belgium to help increase their understanding of the nature of the fighting during the most devastating conflict of the 20th Century.

Learning was focussed on recruitment, how the war was fought, the casualties and how all the countries involved remember their war dead of 1914-1918.

Visits were made to the largest Commonwealth war graves cemetery in the world, the actual fields where brave soldiers fell and places of significant historical importance. Some students laid a poppy at the grave or site of their fallen relatives.

They took part in the nightly remembrance ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres where they laid a wreath on behalf of the School, an amazing chance to join a select club of participants including The Queen and various American Presidents.

History Teacher, Mr Hale, said: “The visit was a tremendous success. The students gained an experience that will remain with them forever and were a credit to themselves and to the School. Their overall response, as well as their comments and thoughts make this annual visit more than worthwhile.”

PICTURED (LEFT TO RIGHT) AT A WWI EXECUTION SITE IN POPERINGE, BELGIUM WITH MR DAVID WINN OF ANGLIA BATTLEFIELD TOURS ARE CHRISTOPHER BELLINGHAM, COURTNEY OWEN, SATINDER CHATHA, JAMES FARNSWORTH, BRADLEY BLOCKSIDGE AND TOM FALLON

Year 11 Achievements Celebrated

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