The start of the new term brings Churchill’s most prestigious evening, celebrating the accomplishments of students over the last year. The presentations were awarded on 7th September and the Acase my welcomed students, parents and guests to join in honouring the achievements of our highest-performing students.
Ecologist and One Show TV presenter Mike Dilger was the guest speaker who offered his praise and advice to the students. “If you ally academic achievement with enthusiasm, you’re bound to succeed.” Mike awarded 113 prizes over the course of the night.
Students who were also congratulated by the Headteacher, Chris Hildrew who said: “It was a real pleasure to celebrate the success of our top-achieving young people and to see their hard work, dedication and effort had paid off.”
The audience of prize winners, family and friends were also entertained by stunning performances from Sophie Irons, winner of the Tony Bullock Memorial Prize for Music, and Charlotte Eyres, winner of the Music Prize for dedication.
The categories for prizes included House awards for contribution and effort as well as excellence in performance to Year 8 students who did so well in KS3. Special awards were made for resilience, compassion and excellence in subjects, and our Governors’ awards highlighted the overall success the Academy had this year. The evening also saw the first presentation of the Soaring High, Going Further Prize for Geography, donated by her family in memory of Fiona Braidwood. The Headteacher’s prizes were for the outstanding amongst the outstanding: Hanna Whydle for 11 A*, one A and one B at GCSE and Daniel Giannetto for three A* and one A at A Level; Dan will be studying Theoretical Physics at Durham. Congratulations to all the prize-winners! You can find a full list in the programme at the bottom of this page.