Students from every year group were presented with trophies, certificates and a gift token as reward for their achievements at the annual Honours Evening which was held on Monday 15 July. Ex-Haygrove student Mr Chris Young, who now leads on Apprenticeships and Skills at Hinkley Point C, spoke about his journey from school to a flourishing career and handed over the awards as each student crossed the stage to loud applause from family and friends.
Staff from each department had nominated students who they felt had worked especially hard to succeed in each school subject and two students from each year group were recognised for ‘Best Attitude to Learning’ and ‘Most Progress’ respectively.
Head teacher Mrs Canham also awarded ‘Student of the Year’ trophies to Amelie Hood (Year 7), Elena Spurgeon (Year 8), Amelia Cadmore (Year 9) and Sam Authers (Year 10). These four students were deemed by staff to have shown considerable endeavour and achievement in many aspects of school life during the past year. ‘Head of Year’ awards were presented to Evie Cadmore (Year 7), Chloe Ching (Year 8), Ellouise Bragg (Year 9) and Charlotte Anderson (Year 10).
In addition, three special awards were presented to three Year 10 students for specific achievements: The John Hoare Music Award (Jonathan West), the Den Gibbs Award for Contribution to the Sporting Life of the School (Freya Haslett) and the Debating Trophy (Todd Watts).
Mrs Canham said, “This is one of the most important evenings in our school calendar. It is a privilege to be surrounded by such talented and committed students and their families, who we know give them the support they need to succeed.”
Throughout the evening music dance was provided by Haygrove students; Freya Hatt and Molly North began the evening with a dance routine and were followed by Year 9 trio Marie Jimenez, Amelia Cadmore and Sophie Sefton. Emily Bunney from Year 7 played piano and Jonathan West (Year 10) helped to draw the celebrations to a close with a rousing guitar solo. The newly elected Head Boy, Bradley Croucher, and Head Girl, Freya Haslett ended what was a wonderful evening with a vote of thanks to Mr Young, Mrs Canham and the Head of Year staff team.