Year 7 to 11 pupils awarded for their outstanding contribution to Thornton school life.
It was a proud day today for students and their families and teachers when Thornton College celebrated the many achievements of the school’s Senior students.
Individual pupils from each form collected awards for academic achievement, effort and service. Nominated pupils were also delighted to be presented with certificates for Art, Dance, Design Technology, English, French, Geography, History, ICT, Maths, Music, Religious Studies, Spanish, Science and Sport.
The Robertson Cup for Outstanding Musical Achievement went to Emily A, while Lily C took receipt of the Science Award for Excellence. Princy A collected the Mathematics Award for Excellence and Asha B (Year 8) and Amy B (Year 9) also won Special Awards for All-Round Academic Excellence.
Guest speaker, Dr Alison Mowbray, was delighted to be a part of the celebrations. While talking to the audience about her unlikely journey to becoming an Olympic medallist she noted: ‘There are wonderful sportswomen here, way beyond anywhere I was at your age. I was the girl who didn’t make any of the school sports team, but I eventually made it onto the GB rowing team and got to go to the Olympic Games.’
She challenged pupils to strive for their dreams and goals through hard work and with self-belief and commitment to see them through. ‘It’s so important to celebrate what you’ve achieved,’ she said. ‘If you’ve not quite got there yet, there’s still time. Think about what your story will be. This is only one chapter of it.’