Celebrating a wonderful year!

 Last night, we hosted the annual Junior School Prizegiving Ceremony in the Croston Theatre. We welcomed a large audience of parents, grandparents, staff and Governors into school to celebrate the achievements of our talented students.

Our Prize Presenter for this year was Rachel Brown-Finnis, an inspirational sportswoman who has achieved at the highest in her chosen sport. She has over 80 caps playing goalkeeper for England and has taken part in the 2012 Olympics. We also welcomed Mr and Mrs Rogers, who are the founders of the charity, Every Action Has Consequences – the charity Rachel is a patron of. Earlier this term, we helped to raise money for the charity by hosting a Silly Socks Day and last night, we presented Mr and Mrs Rogers (whose late son Adam was the inspiration for setting up the charity) with a cheque for the monies raised.

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Proceedings began with a wonderful performance by the Brass Quintet, before Chairman of Governors, Mr Marsden delivered the welcome address. Thanks were given to the teaching staff at the Infant and Junior Schools before a special mention was given to Mrs Northin, for all of her hard work as Head over both schools for the past two terms. Mrs Northin’s report on the school year was delivered via a wonderful montage of photos and video clips and she also was ably assisted by some of the students who took to the stage with confidence and pride.

It was lovely to welcome the Year 2 students to Prizegiving this year and their performance on the Ocarinas and also by singing the Toy Story classic, You’ve Got a Friend in Me, was wonderful!

Rachel helped to distribute the prizes and commented that she was amazed by how talented and polite our students were – an extremely pleasing compliment to say the least! More musical numbers soon followed before the ceremony drew to a close with the singing of the school hymn.

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We would like to say thank you to Rachel, Mr and Mrs Rogers and of course the children, for helping to celebrate another wonderful, Westholme year!