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Over 100 students awarded with medals and certificates for hard work

On Thursday 14th July, The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College held its annual awards evening which celebrated the success, and hard work, of over 100 high achieving students.   

During the well-attended event, the school’s highest achieving students were presented with an award recognising their hard work, commitment and academic success. Each of the school’s faculties and subject areas nominated two students from each year group to receive a subject award. The subject areas also selected one student, from any year group, to receive the overall subject award.

In addition, one high achieving student from each of the school’s Houses was selected by their Achievement Leader for an award. The outstanding students of the year were Vlada Mararu – Apollo, Christina Batchelor – Fortune, Daniel Akhmed – Garrick and Asrifa Altaf– Phoenix. Year 10, Fortune House, student Maisha Akand was selected by the school’s Headteacher for a special award, and Daniel Wilson was chosen to receive the Don O’Neill Award.

The students, who sat in front of proud parents, carers and family members, were presented with a medal by guest speaker Justice Williams, and received a certificate from the school’s Headteacher, Alison Davies and Co-chair of Governors, Janet Gilbert.

For this year’s awards evening the school invited, Justice Williams MBE, a multi-award-winning personal brand strategist, business coach and online course creator, who started her business with no money and built a 6-figure business within the first 12 months. In 2009 she became the youngest woman of Afro-Caribbean heritage to be honoured with an MBE by the Queen and was awarded Cosmopolitan Magazine's Most Inspiring Woman of the Year Award.

Achievement Leader Carole Labreize, who organised the awards evening’ said, “This was our first ‘in person’ awards evening, at which parents have been invited to attend, since 2019. It was wonderful to ‘get back to normal’ and see the school’s theatre full of students and their proud parents and carers.”

Alison Davies, Headteacher commented “Our annual awards evening is an event I am always proud of. We have so many students who work hard every day of the year and it’s lovely to see their effort and commitment to learning recognised. Thank you to everyone who attended the event, and to our guest speaker, Justice Williams, for her inspiring talk. ”

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