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Upper School Presentation Evening

Last night we hosted our Upper School Presentation Evening where we celebrated all the hard work our upper school students have put in over the last 12 months and the high levels of academic achievement they accomplished.

Mr Goodwin kick started the evening praising the individual efforts and talked about the type of young people we want to send out into the world. He emphasised the successes of past and present students such as Anya who has gone on to study Neuro Sciences at the University of Manchester and Adam, who has gone on to study Psychology at the University of Liverpool. Mr Goodwin highlighted.

“you can come to South Wirral and achieve the very highest levels of excellence.”

With the event taking place the evening before Armistice Day, Mr Goodwin also reflected on past students who had joined the armed forces.

“We celebrate also the memory of Josh Griffiths who was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for his bravery in Afghanistan and the memory of Alex Isaac who tragically died in the same war. We feel passionately that we have a duty to promote citizenship in school…”

Parents, governors, staff and students were then treated to fantastic solo performances from two of our students. Ellen Maddox (Year 11) performed the well-known hit from Les Misérables, ‘On My Own’. Whilst Eddie McBride (Year 12) performed ‘Dance with My Father’. Both were standout performances of the evening. Award winners were invited on stage to accept certificates for excellent academic achievement and progress.

We were also lucky enough to be joined by Hollyoaks star, Jared Garfield. Jared has played Nathan Nightingale in Hollyoaks since 2015 and also runs a dance school in London, which he co-founded in 2008. Jared talked about his own experiences in the acting industry and how he overcame challenges to become a successful actor. Students were inspired by Jared’s speech telling them to “Work hard and dream big” and they can achieve anything.

Mr Goodwin and Jared then presented our highest achieving students with trophies in recognition of their achievements.

The evening continued with a video montage of key events the students were involved in throughout the last few years.

We are immensely proud of the hard work our students put in and they thoroughly deserve the praise and successes that follow. Mr Goodwin finished the evening by saying:

“Be inspired by these former students because it shows what is possible with an excellent attitude to learning.“

Thank you to all who attended.

Trophy Winners

The School Cup for Progress in Mathematics – Rhys Brown
The Creativity Cup for Art – Josh Clague
The Wyn Francis Cup for Outstanding Achievement in I.C.T – Tom Duncan
The Catering Cup – Nikita Fletcher
The Georja Busetto Cup for Dance – Georgia Gibson
School Trophy for Sport – Girls – Georgia Gibson
The School Award for Digital Photography – Jack Hamer
The John Griffiths Cup for Achievement in Design Technology – Kyle Johns
Year 10 Trophy for Achievement in Science – Rhiannon Lee
The Joyce Lyons Cup for Drama – Ellie Lockwood
The Kate Helen Cup for Creative Writing – Josh Mann
The Townrow Cup for Music – Eddie McBride
The Caroline Cocker Cup for History – Jack Owens
The School Cup for Modern Languages – French – Luke Percy
The School Cup for Modern Languages – German – Luke Percy
The Warren Heyes Cup for Progress – Luke Percy
The School Cup for Achievement in Mathematics – James Pimblett
The Dr Alan Riding Cup for Progress in Science – Chloe Pleavin
The Rae O’Malley Trophy for English – Izzy Potts
The School Cup for Achievement in Psychology – Izzy Potts
The School Cup for Business Studies – Matthew Sage
The Margaret Scott Award for Geography – Abi Stewart
The Churches Together Cup for Religious Education – Abi Stewart
The Dr Alan Riding Cup for Outstanding Achievement in Science – Abi Stewart
School Trophy for Sport – Boys – Callum Thomas
The Governor’s Cup for Outstanding Achievement in School – Zoe Ward
The School Award for Health and Social Care – Emma Witter