Friday, 22 April 2016

Whitley Celebrates Success at Awards Evening

Whitley Academy celebrated the school's 'Awards Evening' on Thursday 21st April 2016.

Nominations for a variety of awards, including 'Most Improved Student', and 'Student Reporter of the Year', had been based on the voting of fellow colleagues and students. Each nominee was accompanied by a guest, to help celebrate their successful year. The event was compared by Mr Steinhaus, and each nominee had a tribute video message projected on a large screen for all the audience and guests to see.

Last year’s winner of the 'Most Improved Student' category, Daniel Morrissey, played the piano as a interlude, and the event was followed with drinks and canapes.

The event was extremely successful and it was great to see the support given to students and staff alike.

Philippa Cordingley was a guest visitor who handed out the rewards to the nominees. Philippa is the Chief Executive of CUREE and an internationally acknowledged expert in using evidence to develop education policy and practice. 

Philippa is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of teachers, A Fellow of the RSA, Chair of Governors for the RSA Academy Tipton, and Vice Chair of Willenhall Community Primary.

Well done to all winners and runners up!