Pupils’ successes are celebrated . . .

Awards evening -Rastrick Independent School, Ogden Lane.
Awards evening -Rastrick Independent School, Ogden Lane.

PUPILS achievements were recognised at a special awards evening.

Head teacher Susan Vaughey at Rastrick Independent School welcomed parents, staff and friends to the 18th annual presentation at Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top.

She said: “Yes, we are unique. The school has the special ethos which is intangible. Visitors recognise it, Prospective Parents feel it.

“So many people echo this perception. We are different. We are unique. We are Rastrick Independent School.

“Parents and Friends of the School – you together with us help create this ethos. Your support is invaluable as together we educate your child.

“Thank you for your support in your School and your child, your help as Friends of the School in your fundraising and general help at each and every event.

“I need to thank you as parents and friends of the school in continuing to raise money for our ICT equipment.

“The money you have raised to date has meant we have been able to expand and update ICT in school.”

During the next 12 months they will raise money to replace the minibus at the school in Ogden Lane.

“Our motor engineers informed me last week that we will need to replace ours next year. Our parents actually bought our very last minibus,” she said.

The presentation was followed by a production called ‘The Olympics’ which had been specifically written for schoolchildren.

Mrs Vaughey said the children performed it extremely well and thoroughly entertained the crowds.

The winners are as follows:

Margaret Norton Award: Charlie Sykes, Grace Turner and Chloe Baggaley.

The Wyn Moore Trophy: Harrison Layden Fritz.

The Liz Green Trophy: Amber Primus.

Sandra Sampson Memorial Shield: Conrad Berriff.

Walker Music Trophy: Laurence Vines.

Outstanding Sportsmanship Award: Harvey Rowe.

The Lady Thompson Award: Harrison Layden Fritz.

The Govenors Award: Naomi Grierson.