Former pupils star at Caister Academy awards night
PUBLISHED: 08:34 08 December 2017 | UPDATED: 08:34 08 December 2017
Ex-pupils have returned to Caister Academy for an evening of celebration at an awards evening.
The event saw young people rewarded for their academic excellence and their contributions to the school and the community. This year, Caister achieved some of the best results in the school’s history, including:
60pc of pupils achieving the new ‘standard pass’ of grade four or above in English and mathematics
19pc of pupils achieving the top levels 7-9 in English
100pc of pupils being awarded a grade C or above in business studies, music and dance.
As well as strong overall results, there were a number of personal success stories including:
Max Burgess, former head boy, who achieved two grade 9s, a grade 8, 4A* and 3A grades. Max plans to study A-levels and go to university to study medicine
Hannah Belt, Phoebe Bradley and Amy Johnson, who each achieved 9 or 10 A or A* grades or equivalent
Ellie Balfour, who worked exceptionally hard throughout her time at Caister and as a result, achieved above her predicted grades in all subjects
Bruna Simao and Prim Treewitanont, who both arrived with limited English and achieved good passes in all subjects
Entertainment was provided by Caister alumni with Jo Wong delivering a piano solo of ‘Valse Lente’ by Oskar Merikanto, while Lucy Cambridge sang ‘Think of Me’ from Phantom of the Opera, and Sean Yates performed ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from Les Miserables. Head boy, Max Burgess, delivered the roundup of the year.
Marc Jordan, Chief Executive of Creative Education Trust, and Alison Vanner, Head of Year 11 at Caister Academy awarded awards and certificates.
Also taking part in the celebrations were associates from East Coast College, Nexus Training and Fusion Hair, who all contributed to the learning of specialist vocational subjects offered to the students.
Michelle Strong, Principal at Caister Academy said: “Awards evening is always a highlight of the school calendar. Every day, pupils and staff are encouraged to be the best that they can be, and the pupils receiving their awards and certificates are the embodiment of these school values.
Every pupil has worked so hard and deserves this moment to celebrate all that they have achieved. I could not be prouder of them all.”
If you are interested in sending your child to Caister Academy, visit www.caisteracademy.org.uk or call 01493 720542.
THE LIST OF AWARD WINNERS
Animal Care: Shannon Redfearn
Art and Design: Kyle Le Picq
Business Studies: Rachel Ward
Catering: Julia Alison
Computing: Cameron Starbuck
Dance: Caitlin Whittington
Drama: Zak Gallego Ravenhill
Engineering: Reece Baxter
English: Max Burgess
English Literature: Maddison High
Geography: Zara Layton
German: Hannah Belt
Graphics: Phoebe Bradley
Hair and Beauty: Bonnie Lynskey
Health & Social Care: Alanna Boyce
History: Samanta Dambrauskaite
Mathematics: Lewis Gibson
Motor Vehicle Studies: James Saiche-Ingram
Music: Nasya Sellars
Physical Education: Ellie Balfour Resistant Materials: Reece Goffin
Science: Charlotte Woods
Additional Science: Bruna Simoa
Biology: Amy Johnson
Chemistry: Hannah Smith
Physics: Jaiden Knights
Alan Dickenson Award: Bradley Nicholles and Lewis Jones
Kevin Amis Memorial Prize: Hannah Belt
Martin Blackwell: Leah Jacobs
Memorial Prize: Trudy Haylett Prize, Hannah Belt and Max Burgess
Buchanan Hayden Music Prize: Jordana Wong
Clere House Shield Community Service Award: Zoe Faithful
Fastolf Society Drama Award: Kirby Durrant
Kaz Clarke Achievement Award: Victoria Palmer
Tim Kelly Achievement Award: Prim Treewitanont
Sam Murphy Award: Megan Cork
Caister Lads Club Award: Alfie Woods
Performing Arts Achievement Award: Sean Yates
Principal’s Prize: Max Burgess
Governor’s Award and Head Prefect: Caitlin Whittington and Max Burgess