Annual Awards Celebration

More than 150 proud parents and children flocked to Arthur Terry on Tuesday 16th December for the school’s prestigious prize-giving event. The annual evening of celebration recognises and honours students who have achieved excellence in a number of key areas, including outstanding academic success, environmental awareness, and courage. Prizes included subject awards, academic awards, head of school awards and special awards. Students past and present attended the showcase event, alongside the Great Midlands Fun Run organiser, Tracey Spare, Sir Christopher Stone, CEO of the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership and Simon Spencer from Birmingham City University. The popular event was hosted by Faculty Leader of Performing Arts, Craig Jordan, alongside Chair of Governors Sue Burke. A raft of prizes were handed out to students, including (Year 8 age 13) Ravpreet Salh, for her fundraising efforts and Cameron McKevitt (Year 9 age 13) for his services to school. The coveted Headteachers’ Award went to sixth former Oliver Griffiths, age 18, who has achieved incredible academic success, despite having faced health issues. Headteachers Neil Warner and Richard Gill praised “inspirational” Oliver – who took his GCSEs in hospital and then achieved As in his AS studies – for his “positive outlook.” The gifted student, who is predicted to be a “giant in the world of physics” is on course to achieve A* and A Grades in his A2 courses. Headteachers Neil Warner and Richard Gill said they were honoured to teach the children. Richard Gill said: “The greatest gift we have ever been given is your sons and daughters and it is a privilege to be surrounded by such wonderful children.” The audience were also treated to excerpts from ‘We Will Rock You’ from the school’s forthcoming show, which closed the successful evening. Other awards have been presented to students at individual school assemblies.