Trinity Academy rewards students at annual prize-giving

Trinity Academy

Monday, 24th July 2017

Trinity Academy rewards students at annual prize-giving

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 Trinity Academy, in Thorne, were joined by parents and other family members and friends for the annual prize-giving, which this year had the theme, ‘Together, we are Trinity’.

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 Grenfell Tower fire, the academy performers also sang their own version of Bridge Over Troubled Water.

In his speech, guest speaker Professor Mark Pike, head of the school of education at the University of Leeds, focused on the development of character in young people, which "goes hand in hand with academic motivation and aspirations".

"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.

Academic awards:

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.

Sports awards:

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

Special prizes:

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.

House awards:

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.