Monday, 24th July 2017
ACADEMY comes together to celebrate the unity it brings to the heart of the local community
AN academy came together to celebrate the unity it brings to the heart of the local community.
Staff, students and governors of
Principal David Page said: "We devised the theme at a time when it felt like our community was under attack and it has been fantastic to see, in the aftermath of some very serious events in our country, how people have come together to help one another."
Head boy Bartosz Swedziol and head girl Francesca Middleton hosted the event and introduced the guests and performances.
Scenes and songs by cast members of academy productions, Lord of the Flies and Billy Elliott, focused on the danger in differences, while Jasmine Clarke and Megan George's performance of the song For Good from the musical Wicked, and the academy's own Wrong Direction trio, highlighted harmony.
In a show of solidarity for the victims of the
In his speech, guest speaker Professor Mark Pike, head of the school of education at the
"You build a community of character by building people of character," he said.
Prof Pike also presented prizes to students for academic excellence, endeavour and improvement, citizenship and sport. A number of special prizes were also presented, including the coveted outstanding student of the year award, which went to sixth former Yasmin Mosby.
For excellence - Leah Noble, Jeremy Pike, Hannah Croucher, Jacob Page, Amy Butler, Ted Green, Olivia Jenkins, Thomas Graves.
For endeavour - Deborah Batchelor, Billy Astill, Hannah Sanderson, Leo Cousins, Hannah Jackson, Harrison Taylor, Lydia Pike, Benjamin Coates.
For improvement - Latisha Garbett, Jake Edwards, Kate Wheatley, Sebastian Kroczek, Abbie Swiffen, Mitchell Jackson, Miriam Moisei, Lewis Shields.
Citizenship awards - Ryan Green, Morgan Tiplady, Amelia Hutchinson, Abigail Ball.
Most promising creative artist - Katie Clarke
Most promising entrepreneur - Amy Butler
Most promising food technologist - Emma Kenny
Most promising geographer - Evie Dalton
Most promising historian - Jacob Page
Most promising linguist - Rachel Evans
Most promising mathematician - Hannah Croucher
Most promising scientist - Alexander Williamson
Most promising sportsperson - Maja Swedziol
Most promising technologist - Diesal Walton
Most promising thinker - Harrison Taylor
Most promising writer - Erick Daleon.
Victrix ludorum - Ella Grain, Beth Griffiths, Maia Wilkinson, Julia Bednarczyk.
Victor ludorum - Kian Blandford, Daniel Bailey, Ajay Scott, Cameron Day.
Sportswoman of the year - Alix Young
Sportsman of the year - Thomas Easen
The Academy Drama Bowl - Jasmine Clarke and Megan George
The Chairman's Award for Musician of the Year - Harry Phillipson
Alumni Award for Contribution to the Academy and Local Community - Caitlin Houlbrook and Bailey Wilson
Megan Hennessey Prize for Art - Bethan Blandford
Student Courage Award - Christie Charnley.
King of the year - Alix Young
Poet of the year - Leo Cousins
Shepherd of the year - Kieran Lay.
The King's Academy Short Story of the Year Award - Lydia Pike
Outstanding Student of the Year - Yasmin Mosby.