School celebrates its high-achieving pupils

Rastrick High School's presentation. Harriet Tonwley, Marinder Kaur, Ewelina Kroliczek, Benn Maffin and Alexander Jowett and Ilsa Parry (back)
Rastrick High School's presentation. Harriet Tonwley, Marinder Kaur, Ewelina Kroliczek, Benn Maffin and Alexander Jowett and Ilsa Parry (back)

THE achievements of students at Rastrick High School were celebrated at its annual prize-giving ceremony.

The guest speaker for the evening was designer Ilsa Parry, who gave an informative and enjoyable presentation which illustrated how students can use the skills learnt through their knowledge of the design process to become who they want to be.

She congratulated the students on their excellent achievements and said: “Whatever your personal aspirations, you can design your own future.”

Head teacher Helen Lennie said the school had never been in a stronger position. “Not only to cope with change but also to be innovative and develop further - we have strong school community; we have growing, supportive links with partner schools and employers; a developing place within the local community and opportunities through out academy status,” she said. “There is no doubt that the school has come a long way since those very early days back in 1985. But our fundamental values and common purpose remain the same end.”

Some of the results included: The special music prize for extra curricular music - Harriet Townley; The special art prize for teamwork - Benjamin Maffin; The special dance prize for academic achievement - Natalie Dungan; The Rotary club prizes - Kate Barrett, Alex Jowett and Jordan Sild; The Frank Fox Memorial prize for history - Ewelina Krolizcek; The Tony Booth memorial prize chemistry - Umar Majid; The Sheila Maude prize - Henna Farooq; The Denford prize for excellence in technology - Olivia Turner; The Trustees’ prize for commitment and endeavour - Ewelina Krolizcek; The Helena Foster prize for community service - Harriet Townley; The David Wilby prize - Benjamin Maffin; The Governors’ prize for service to the school - Maninder Kaur; The George Aldersley cup for achievement in sport - Elinor Thomas and The Clay memorial prize for academic achievement - Matthew Richardson.