School awards given to pupils

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Academic success and inspirational achievements were celebrated at the Skegness Academy presentation evening.

Students and their families crowded in to the school auditorium for the 2013-14 awards night on Thursday.

Deputy principal Tony Munnerley, who announced the winners, said: “We are celebrating the outstanding achievements of our pupils at key stage 3, 4 and 5. Since the school became an academy trust the quality of learning has improved massively. There has been a tremendous transformation in terms of academic achievement.

“Thank you to the staff, students and parents without whom none of this would be possible.”

More than 120 students were recognised across all year groups. Awards were presented for individual subjects, to outstanding pupils from year 11 to 13 and for 100 per cent attendance.

Cheers and applause rang out as the winners collected certificates of attainment from the executive principal of East Coast Academies Emma Hadley.

The winners included Daniel Hobson who received awards for Year 13 outstanding student, science, retail and 100 per cent attendance. Daniel has received a £1,000 excellence scholarship from the University of Lincoln where he is taking a degree in Business Studies.

Sophie Harrison-Luscombe received awards for Year 12 outstanding pupil and 100 per cent attendance for the sixth consecutive year.

Stephanie Lowis was presented with a sixth successive 100 per cent attendance award with sister Samantha ever present for a second consecutive year and winning the Year 8 art award.

Mrs Hadley said: “It was a fantastic evening and wonderful opportunity to share the students’ outstanding achievements with their families.”