We had a fantastic evening celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2016 and commending the outstanding attitude to learning of the current cohort of year 11 students as they look to emulate and surpass the achievements of those who have gone before them.
It was amazing to see so many attend to collect their certificates and awards and to hear how each student is now fairing in their studies, ventures and careers since performing so well in their GCSE studies. Seeing so many staff, parents and families come to support and recognise their efforts over their time at the Academy represents how many of us were involved in getting the students to where they needed to be.
Our guest speaker Mr Maurice Gran, screenwriter for TV sitcoms such as Birds of a Feather and Goodnight Sweetheart presented the awards to our students and inspired us all through his speech reflecting on his own education and how he discovered his talent and the secrets to his success.
Mr Ferguson, Assistant Vice Principal