Thomas Gainsborough School Student success celebrated in awards ceremonies
25th October 2017
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Student success celebrated in awards ceremonies

Students at Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard have been recognised and rewarded for their success.

Achievements in subjects across the curriculum and involvement in whole school life were celebrated with parents also attending the special ceremonies.

Assistant headteacher, Amie Butcher said: “We are always really excited to celebrate the success of our young people and this was a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to the hard work of our students.

“They are all a real credit to the school and they should be very proud of all they have achieved.”

The first ceremony was for key stages four and five and Mike Parish, chair of the Samuel Ward Academy Trust board of directors, helped present the awards. 

The Good Citizen in the School Community Award went to Thomas Dudden, the Betty Cocker Award for Services to the school went to Josef Thompson, the Jan Wait Award for Overcoming Adversity went to Daniel Herring and the Headteacher Award for Excellence went to Francesca Perkins-Taylor for her phenomenal set of GCSE results this summer. 

The school also welcomed Amanda Skinner and Katie Belsey who both sponsored and presented the Wardale Williams Award for Science to Peter Rose, along with alumni student Rebecca Goss, a published poet, who presented the Rebecca Goss Creative Writing Award.

Sixth Former Reece Hartley won the Wayman and Long prize for law

The key stage three ceremony was attended by Dr Tim Coulson, Chief Executive of Samuel Ward Academy Trust, who helped present awards.

Heads of House handed out house awards for students who have gone above and beyond to support their tutor group and house. 

The Abbas award went to Alanah Reeve, Chamberlain to Megan Turner, Houghton to Molly Goldsworthy, Peyton to Tilly Motts and Tollemache to Matthew Spooner.  

The special whole school awards went to two very deserving students. 

The Shelly Baisden English Award for Learning was presented to Alicia Glass for her resilience, creativity and flair in her writing and the Paul Dainty Award for Character went to Lucy Amos for her passion and commitment to school life.

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