Red carpet rolled out for school’s night at the Oscars

Rastrick Independent School awards evening at Brighouse Holiday Inn.'Class lower one prepare.
Rastrick Independent School awards evening at Brighouse Holiday Inn.'Class lower one prepare.

Pupils from Rastrick Independent School held a Night at the Oscars as they put a unique twist of the annual awards evening.

Held at the Holiday Inn, Clifton, and hosted by BBC Radio Leeds presenter Liz Green, each class performed their own song and decorated their own table.

After their display, the other classes voted for their favourite one and the winning class received an Oscar.

The awards, now into its 19th year, also saw the youngsters dress in graduation gowns and caps as they moved from one stage of their education to another.

Head teacher Susan Vaughey said it was a tremendous evening with the main aim of having everyone participate in the ceremony

“There has been so much academic progress by so many in school this year.

“Although I make the statement annually, the Academic Year 2012 - 2013 has been outstanding. “Next year will be our 20th year of operation – so therefore a year for celebration. From the first day in September 1994 with just 12 children, our journey began.

“It has been a tremendous achievement during the last two decades – success for the staff who have worked and been trained here.

“Success for the countless pupils who have passed through the doors of Rastrick and so many keep in touch and tell us of their success and of their affinity and gratefulness for the start they received in life.

“So many heads tell me “we know we have a Rastrick Child – it shows in their work ethic, manners and ability”

“So we are proud on so many levels.”