On Tuesday 2nd October 2018, the achievements and progress of pupils and students across the Trust were celebrated at our third annual awards evening. The event took place at The Great Hall at the University of Birmingham; an aspirational venue for our students and Principals across the Trust, alongside our CEO, Catherine Anwar, delivered just under 300 awards to our students and pupils.
The evening was opened by Cockshut Hill’s fantastic school choir, who entertained parents and carers as award winners took their seats.
Primary school pupils received awards for high attainment and progress, and Secondary & 6th Form students were recognised for their achievement and progress made in specific subject areas. This year we introduced two new awards at Primary and Secondary level; the Above and Beyond Award and the Community Citizen Award.
The Above and Beyond Award recognised one pupil or student from each year group from each Trust school who goes that extra mile for not only thier school but their peers also. The Community Citizen Award recognised those that have demonstrated their school’s community values and had an impact on the greater good of their community.
The award ceremony was interspersed with musical performances from students across the Trust. The audience of parents and carers were treated to the following performances
‘Bass in the Ballroom’ by Dr Roy Newsome on the Tuba – performed by Neve Lawrence,The Sixth Form College, Solihull
‘Rondo’ by Beethoven on the piano – performed by Ethan Reid, Ninestiles, An Academy
‘King’ by Years and Years – performed by Mia Chambers, Jessica Brand, Yvonne Smith, Emma Haynes, Ella Thompson, Jaicob Maynard Burton, Georgia Favell, Lyndon School
‘Stand by Me’ by Ben E. King – performed by Hafsa Cusmaan, Jaida-Lee Walker, Aashish Bishwakarma, Cockshut Hill School
The evening was concluded by Alan Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees, who thanked all students, pupils, parents and carers for their hard work and support and over the last academic year. A thank you was also given to the hard work that the staff across the Trust had put in over the last academic year and the support they have given their students and pupils.
Congratulations once more to all our award winners and thank you again to all staff, students, pupils and performers who helped make the event a success, we are looking forward to next year’s event already!