Gorleston academy celebrates the class of 2017 in style

Hollie Braitwaite receives her outstanding achievement award from principal Simon Gilbert-Barnham an

Hollie Braitwaite receives her outstanding achievement award from principal Simon Gilbert-Barnham and vice principal Kate Williams.Picture: Orimston Venture Academy - Credit: Archant

It is nice to see you again! Ormsiton Venture Academy has proudly welcomed back the class of 2017 for the Gorleston school’s annual graduation ceremony.

Taylor Barrett with principal Simon Gilbert-Barnham.Picture: Ormiston Venture Academy

Taylor Barrett with principal Simon Gilbert-Barnham.Picture: Ormiston Venture Academy - Credit: Archant

The event let families, students and staff celebrate the GCSE achievements of the year group in style.

Students wearing red gowns and mortar boards received diplomas to commemorate their time at Venture, and to recognise the passing of one phase of their education to another.

Principal Simon Gilbert-Barnham said: ”It was a real pleasure to see our class of 2017 formally graduate as Venture alumni. We are so proud of them and the exciting futures they are embarking on – they’ve all grown into such exceptional young adults.”

The academy operates an alumni programme which enables students to share successes and continue to be positive role models within the academy. Former students who want support are urged to get in touch.

Helia Amaro with principal Simon Gilbert-Barnham.Picture: Ormiston Venture Academy

Helia Amaro with principal Simon Gilbert-Barnham.Picture: Ormiston Venture Academy - Credit: Archant


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Ten students received outstanding achievement awards.

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Hollie Braitwaite

Thiri Nyan Coe

The setting for the graduation ceremony.Picture: Ormiston Venture Academy

The setting for the graduation ceremony.Picture: Ormiston Venture Academy - Credit: Archant

Tiah Paige Davie

Jade Stanton

John Jennings

Georgia Evans

Ellisha Long

Adam Ferguson

Lauren Williams

Taylum Cattee

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