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Celebrating the Class of 2020

Posted at 1:49 pm on 30th March, 2021

Wellacre’s Virtual Presentation Evening

Wellacre’s annual Presentation Evening has taken place online this year.  It is unfortunate that we were unable to host the event for the Class of 2020 to celebrate and share memories of their time at Wellacre, however, we were delighted to celebrate all the award winners virtually!

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The Virtual Presentation Evening brought together Principal Miss Wicks, Year 11 Progress Leader Mr Duffy, Chair of Governors Andrew Young and Head Boy Nic to congratulate the Class of 2020’s GCSE and academic excellence, subject awards and personal achievements.

Current Head Boy, Nic, Year 11, began the celebratory proceedings and said:

“I’m sure everyone will agree that the Class of 2020 were dealt with unprecedented challenges in their final year of school and into their higher education pathways, and for that we are extremely proud.  Head Boy Alfie and the team behaved with dignity and pride, and truly reflected the core values of Wellacre. I feel truly privileged to take over their endeavours and continue to make Wellacre great.”

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Subject Awards were announced for those who made significant progress in a subject, achieved the highest result in their year group or consistently went above and beyond in their subject.

Special Awards are bestowed upon those who made significant contributions to Wellacre or excelled in a particular field.  Student accolades include:

Carrington Shield for excellent GCSE results - Leo Pettecrew

Academic Excellence Award for overall academic performance - Jack Kelly

Sam Wilkinson Memorial Shield for achievement against all odds - George Dickinson

David Murray Memorial Shield for exceptional effort - Joe Wilcox

Daniel Spencer Shining Star Award for never giving up - Thomas Irlam

Personal Achievement Award - James Clapworthy

Eric Crosbie Award for special service to the academy - Shivam Seth

Wilkinson Cowan Trophy Numeracy Award - Lewis Lynch

Ansell and Bailey Trophy for design and technology - Kai Morris

Billy Molden Award for inspiration achievement - Nathan Todosijczuk

Commitment to the Creative Arts Award - Joe Rimmer

Respect Award - Thomas Wright

Ray Howell Award for dedication and commitment - Max Hodson

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Year 11 Learning Director Award -  Daniel Bristow 

Mr Duffy selected Daniel for Year 11 Learning Director Award because of his work ethic and how he took every opportunity to enhance his own learning and excel at Wellacre, both in and out of the classroom.  Daniel was a respectful individual, a pleasure to teach and upheld Wellacre’s core values - he was an inspiration to all his peers. 

The Governor’s Award - The Ambassador Cup - Owen Morgan

The Governors presented Owen with The Governor’s Award because of his outstanding charity work for The Dog’s Trust and efforts in enhancing Wellacre’s reputation in the community.  This award is well-deserved; Owen was an extremely hard-working student, who upheld Wellacre’s core values and built great relationships with both students and staff. 

Principal’s Award - Steven Gallagher

The Principal’s Award goes to Steven because he truly demonstrated Wellacre’s core values and was an outstanding academy ambassador. He had excellent leadership skills as Deputy Head Boy, was well-mannered and respectful. He developed strong relationships with both staff and students alike, and was a true inspiration and a positive role model to all.

Mr Duffy, Year 11 Progress Leader, said:

“It was a challenging final year at Wellacre for the Class of 2020 and preparing the virtual awards ceremony was a great opportunity to celebrate all their achievements. We invite them to keep in touch so we can share great alumni news and we do hope our paths will cross again in the future.” 

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Principal Miss Wicks added:

“It was a shame that we were unable to gather for this well-deserved achievement event.  We are so proud of these students as a year group; they experienced a difficult 12 months and had a tough start to college and apprenticeship life.  We know they are persevering and drawing on all of the Wellacre core values at their heart to get them through.  

“We wish them luck for the future and hope their memories of Wellacre are fond.  Year 11 - Class of 2020 - you are brave, courageous and resilient.  You will always be part of Wellacre’s history.”