Tuesday, 9th January 2018
STAR siblings sweep the board with outstanding academic achievements
STAR siblings swept the board with outstanding academic achievements at a ceremony to celebrate student success.
Brother and sister
The annual event recognises students who have excelled through hard work, commitment to their studies and volunteering within the local community.
“I feel really honoured to have been recognised by the school,” said
Georgia, 17, who is currently studying geography, psychology, biology and chemistry at A level and received an award for Outstanding Achievement at GCSE Level, is hoping to study animal behaviour at Harper Adams University after completing her final exams.
“I’m thrilled to have received an award tonight,” she said. “I am slightly competitive with
Host for the evening assistant principal Trevor Starkey added: “
The celebration evening was hosted by sixth form students Matthew Petty, 18, and Sophie McGlynn, 18, both of Northallerton, assisted by Mr Starkey.
Former student and the first Briton to conquer the world’s highest peaks Alan Hinkes took part in a question and answer session before presenting an endeavour award to student Courtney Stapley.
Entertainment for the evening was provided by the Northallerton School and Sixth Form College Year 12 drama group, who presented Dr Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas and a musical performance from the Northallerton School and Sixth Form Drama Group, with a section from the school production ‘9 to 5’, accompanied on the piano by student Megan Howlett.
Concluding the evening guest speaker professor David Leat, the co-director of the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching at Newcastle University, spoke to parents, carers, family, friends, staff and students on the topics of talent, diversity and boundary crossing.
He said: “To some extent we all have to be social chameleons, adapt to diverse situations to cross boundaries and make the most of our opportunities by supporting others and using the talents we have.”