‘Inspiring’ evening to honour school’s successes

Lower School prizegiving at Spalding High School'All prize winners'Photo:  SG181012-139TW www.spaldingtoday.,co.uk/buyaphoto
Lower School prizegiving at Spalding High School'All prize winners'Photo: SG181012-139TW www.spaldingtoday.,co.uk/buyaphoto

Students in years eight and nine at Spalding High School were honoured for their efforts in the past year during the Lower School Prizegiving event.

More than half of the girls received certificates or prizes for a range of academic attainments and achievements, or for effort, progress, sporting endeavor, music or drama.

There were also prizes for those who were deemed to have contributed the most to form, year or school life.

The presentation evening was interspersed with musical interludes from year nine singers, the woodwind ensemble, clarinet soloist Seren Cave and a cello duet from Sophie Baxter and Georgina Lambe.

The main address of the evening came from former Spalding High School student Sonya Ripley, who is now headteacher at Tydd St Mary Primary School.

Headteacher Tim Clark and deputy senior student Eleanor Butler also spoke.

Mr Clark said: “Sonya was absolutely excellent. She said that as a little girl she had an ambition to become a fairy. Unfortunately that didn’t come true but she also had a relative who inspired her to become a teacher.

“She also spoke about how she was inspired to pursue teaching as a career by one of her teachers during her time at the school.

“It was an inspirational evening and the number of girls who received certificates shows the determination and amount of commitment they put in,”

Prize for achievement within the form and certificate of merit: 7C – Sophie Hutchinson; 7J – Alice Thomann; 7N – Ellie Futter; 7S – Alice Hendy; 8C – Francesca Bolton; 8J – Becky Allen; 8N – Jessica Briggs; 8P – Tara Foster; 8S – Tegan Archer.

Special prizes: Jean McLeod Prize for Progress in Year 7 – Cara Hyde; Jean McLeod Prize for Progress in Year 8 – Madeleine Pentelow; Jean McLeod Prize for Piano – Abigail Thackray; PTA Prize for Outstanding Effort Across the Curriculum – Rebecca Wright; Old Girls’ Prize for Contribution to School Life – Olivia Gresswell. Awards for Sport: U12 District Indoor Hockey Champions; U12 District Outdoor Hockey Champions; U14 District Swimming Champions; U13 County Gymnastics Champions; Under 13 District Rounders Champions.