Winning students jump for joy at awards

Awards galore - Tadcaster Grammar School held its Key Stage 3 Presentation of Awards Evening. Students receiving trophies and shields of recognition included- back left to right - Dale Englefield, Zoe Thompson, Rebekah Hodgkinson, Henry Swires, Emma Durham, Abbie Bowes and Ben Jewer; front left to right - Alec Aarons, Lilly Buonasorte, Kara Baines and Bronwen Kramer - Photo by Wendy Binns
Awards galore - Tadcaster Grammar School held its Key Stage 3 Presentation of Awards Evening. Students receiving trophies and shields of recognition included- back left to right - Dale Englefield, Zoe Thompson, Rebekah Hodgkinson, Henry Swires, Emma Durham, Abbie Bowes and Ben Jewer; front left to right - Alec Aarons, Lilly Buonasorte, Kara Baines and Bronwen Kramer - Photo by Wendy Binns

It was a time of congratulations all round for Year 7, 8 and 9 students at Tadcaster Grammar School, as the school hosted its annual Key Stage 3 Presentation of Awards evening.

As usual the awards were in abundance, as students collected trophies and shields for achievement, effort and improvement in all subjects.

Guest of honour was local celebrity Adam Tomlinson of BBC Radio York. Mr Tomlinson spoke briefly and presented special awards to Most Enterprising Students, Alec Aarons and Zoe Thompson. Zoe was also the recipient of the Special Award for Design & Technology. Kara Baines and Jack Hare received Citizenship Awards. Patrick Austin, Abigail Bowes and Benedict Jewer were awarded The Kirby Shield for Science and Rebekah Hodgkinson received The Washington Green Fine Art Prize. Emma Durham and Henry Swires collected The Physical Education Victrix Ludorum and Victor Ludorum respectively and Sarah Appleby scooped the Andrew Weeks Prize for Contribution to Key Stage 3 Music.

Head of Year 7 and 8 prizes went to Lilly Buonasorte and Bronwen Kramer respectively, while Dale Englefield and Alexander Maddison-Rayner jointly achieved the Head of Year 9 honour.

“The Awards Evening was a wonderfully upbeat and inspiring occasion celebrating the excellent efforts of our students at Key Stage 3,” said Deputy Headteacher Cayte Mulhern. “All students should be justifiably proud of their achievements,” she added.