Geared up for a sporting chance

Prize winners at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School.'From the left, Alex Ditalia-Riley, Nick Truelove, Lloyd Moore, Harry Troth, David Naylor, Rebecca Tillotson, Emma Skidmore, Bliss Rycroft, Amy Barraclough, Sophie Guy and Grace Wilson.

Prize winners at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School.'From the left, Alex Ditalia-Riley, Nick Truelove, Lloyd Moore, Harry Troth, David Naylor, Rebecca Tillotson, Emma Skidmore, Bliss Rycroft, Amy Barraclough, Sophie Guy and Grace Wilson.

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YOUNGSTERS achievements’ at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School were celebrated at their annual presentation ceremony.

Parents, students and friends were welcomed at the Galpharm Stadium, where the evening was held for the first time, by head teacher Anthony Smith.

He said: “We decided to hold our evening there to reflect our success as a sports college and the fact we are in an Olympic year. As a school we are central to organsing Calderdale School games which are part of the ‘National School Games’ and hope that the next time we are in a stadium it is when we take part in the schools games in the Olympic Park in London.

“We are proud of our achievements as a Sports College and it is my pleasure to recognise our achievements and announce that we have just been awarded Youth Sport Trust Partner School “Gold” status as well as securing the National Standard for Enterprise Education reflecting our enterprising spirit and preparing our students for the world of work.”

The prizes and award-winners were as follows:

Governor prizes - art and design, Erin Edmondson; business, David Naylor; classics, Charlotte Gunson; drama, Lucy Kelly; English language, Nicholas Foster; English literature, Eva Akesson; dance, Amber Jordan and Hayley Matthews; tech food, Emily Mortimer; graphics, Bliss Rycroft; resistant materials, Connor Young; geography, Christian Hitchings; health and social care, Shannon Dougherty; history, David Naylor; ICT, Aisha Hussain and Lucy Kelly; maths, Laura Marshall; media, Laura Marshall; MFL French, Joshua Geater; music, Lucia Widdop; RE, Jordan Atkinson; sports studies girl, Charlotte Gunson; sport studies boy, Daniel Cole, Alex Mellor and Samuel O’Donohoe; science, Charlotte Gunson.

Bearder Charity House Awards - Cheetan Mistry, Rebecca Tillotson, Alex Strong, Sarah Opie, Nicholas Truelove, Emily Mortimer, Lauren Sharp, Steven Scott, Jessica Aaron, Shaun Castle, Courtney Scott, Thomas Fraser, Harry Troth, Erin Edmondson, Andrew Rowley, Laura Castle.

Key Stage 5 sporting achievement - Gareth Holton. Key Stage 4 sporting achievement - Luke Parkin and Rosie Barrington. OGGY Award - Oliver Barlow.

Rotary Awards - attendance, Alex Ditalia Riley; Contribution to Community, Lloyd Moore; Contribution to School, Amy Barraclough and Sophie Guy.

Hays Prize - best GCSE to A2 improvement, Amy Rivron and best A2 result overall Jade Sykes.