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Awards Evening 2019

Posted at 2:17 pm on 18th July, 2019

Celebrating Success

Principal Miss Wicks, Wellacre Governors and Olympic and Commonwealth boxer Courtney Fry, invited students, families and staff to celebrate student success at the annual Awards Evening on 15th July 2019.

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Over 125 students, from Years 7 to 10, were awarded with accolades for House, academic and sporting success.  Even more students received nominations for these awards, highlighting the exemplary achievement, progress and effort by everyone at Wellacre.

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This year the school has been brimming with academic, sporting, extra-curricular and charitable endeavours, Miss Wicks gave recognition for all the hard work and commitment demonstrated by students and staff every day.

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Miss Wicks, said:

“It is an honour and a privilege to present these awards to Wellacre students.  They show us that with hard work and determination, every student can realise their potential and achieve absolutely anything”

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Courtney Fry joined Mr Linton (Leader of Sport) on stage to present the sports awards and also talked about his inspirational journey to success in boxing.  He encouraged students to be determined to succeed and spoke about the importance of resilience and not wasting time in order to achieve great things, both in sport and life.

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Award highlights included:

Principal’s Award - Year 9 Matthew 

Matthew is exceptionally talented in sport, especially football, and is a key part of the Sport Council.  His talents as a pianist sees him perform at many school events and secured him second place at Wellacre’s Strictly Got Talent.  Matthew has shown great resilience, progress and commitment to learning. He has grown in confidence throughout his time at Wellacre and is a polite, hardworking and respectful young man, and as such, is a great role model for others.  

Governor’s Award for Inspirational Achievement - Year 10 Owen 

Owen has demonstrated resilience across all subjects, making good progress and showing excellent commitment to learning. He continues to work hard in his spare time to raise funds for The Dogs Trust, collecting over £1000 this year. He has grown in confidence, shown especially in his juggling performance at Wellacre’s Strictly Got Talent. 

House Awards for Outstanding Contribution - Year 10 students Alfie (Pankhurst), Tom (Turing), and Steven (Lowry)

Recently achieving the role of the 2019/20 Head Boy, Alfie is an exemplary example of a student who demonstrates Wellacre’s core values.  He received high praise from his Head of House, who said he was an outstanding role model to others. He has also led the Anti-Bullying Ambassador team to success by being named The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassador School of the Month for all their efforts.

Tom has shown excellence in his organisational skills and leading the school council meetings.  He assisted in coordinating his House for Sports Day and is an advocate for sports by ensuring there are always activities for students in the lower school yard at break times.

Steven has been an excellent House Captain and has grown in confidence in his role, he regularly delivers part of the House assemblies, and successfully keeps the Lowry House in order.

Urmston in Bloom Award - Ivan and Jamie, Year 9

Ivan and Jamie have been the most dedicated and skilled students supporting the Urmston in Bloom community project, by volunteering their time and caring for seedlings and flowers destined for the city centre. They also created a living wall on the Eco centre and have taken responsibility for looking after our new chickens!

Sports Person of the Year Award - Abel, Year 9

Abel received recognition for being an excellent Sports Leader, captain of the football team, and his involvement in basketball and other sporting activities in school.  He is an excellent team player and role model in sport, he can always rally a team together. 

Sports Leader of the Year Award - Jack, Year 9

As a Young Mental Health Ambassador, Jack won the Sports Leader award due to his outstanding efforts to train to fulfil his role, to provide support to others and to raise awareness through events at school of ‘healthy body, healthy mind.’  

Team of the Year Award - Year 7 Basketball 

This team have made outstanding progress throughout the year and have achieved excellent results.  Leader of PE, Mr Linton, expects great things from this team next year!

Outstanding Achievement in Sport - Jamie, Year 9 

Jamie achieved this award for his dedication to the sport of karate.  His skills have secured him many accolades in both national and international competitions; most recently, silver and bronze medals at the 10th GKR (Go-Kan -Ryu) Karate World Cup in Milton Keynes in June.  Jamie treated the audience to an energetic demonstration of his world-class skills on stage!

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