Our 2015 leavers return for Presentation Evening
In late November, the class of 2015 returned to the academy to collect their certificates and to celebrate their achievements with staff, peers and family. The great majority of our students have now moved on to A Levels and other courses at Sixth Form or Further Education colleges, whilst some students have moved into employment with training, such as apprenticeships. Our staff enjoyed the chance to catch up with their old students and hear about their latest successes.
Principal Mr Brice welcomed students and their families to the evening, and introduced the performances from the Academy Big Band the cast of our upcoming production of Hairspray. Each student was called up to shake hands with our governors, and a special speech was given by Frank Norris, Director of Education at The Co-operative Academies Trust.
A very touching speech was given by our new Head Girl Molly Baldwin and Head Boy Daniel Barumire, who talked about how the success of the class of 2015 has inspired their own hard work as they approach their GCSE exams in 2016.
Mr Rudden of One Education Music Services, who leads the academy's Big Band, presented the first Keith Fantham Memorial Award for Music. Keith Fantham worked in Blackley schools for well over 2 decades, teaching children music. Many of the audience (students and their parents) put up their hands when asked if they had ever had lessons with Mr Fantham. Teachers from the academy also presented a number of special awards:
PROGRESS - ENGLISH
PROGRESS - MATHS
PROGRESS - SCIENCE
PROGRESS - ATTAINMENT AWARD
Year 11 - Alessandra Ozuzu
Post 16 - Rebecca Kinsley
PROGRESS - ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Year 11 - Godwin Boakye-Danquah
Post 16 - Chelsea Nixon
The KEITH FANTHAM MUSIC AWARD
VALUES OF THE ACADEMY AWARD
Year 11 Nicole Ray
Post 16 Ryan Saunders
OVERCOMING ADVERSITY AWARD
Year 11 - Sean Fox
Post 16 - Catherine Hillard-Linney
HEAD BOY AND HEAD GIRL AWARD 2014/2015
We hope all those who came enjoyed this special evening, and we hope that our former students will keep in touch and tell us about their successes beyond the academy.