Headlands School’s annual awards night

Year 12 students Melanie Liu, Amy Wood, Emily Yardley, Kate Hutchinson, Daniel Jackson, Jessica Tate, Amber Walker, Isabel Richardson and James Marsh.
Year 12 students Melanie Liu, Amy Wood, Emily Yardley, Kate Hutchinson, Daniel Jackson, Jessica Tate, Amber Walker, Isabel Richardson and James Marsh.

STUDENTS from Headlands School celebrated a year of achievement at their annual presentation evening.

The school hall was full of teachers, parents, governors, supporters and friends who had gathered to see prizes and certificates awarded to students of all ages.

Kent Walmsley, deputy head teacher, said: “The annual awards evening is always a highlight of the year and this was no exception.

“I always look forward to celebrating the varied and considerable successes and achievements of our students, and it is a great chance to meet with ex students who have moved on to pastures new and see how they are getting on.”

Parents looked on with pride as prizes were given to students from all year groups, but mainly years 11-13.

Students also received their exam certificates, subject specific prizes and awards for service to the school - with some of last year’s year 13 students returning from university for the occasion.

The evening began with a slide show featuring the school’s successes in the past 12 months before the director of Pupil Care, Support and Guidance, John Woolley, welcomed guests.

Chair of Governors, Ken Johnston, outlined the increasing progress made by the school - not only academically but also socially and in the sporting field. He also re-iterated the importance of parents in their children’s successes.

Mr Woolley said: “I really enjoy these evenings when we acknowledge those students who make teaching a job worth doing.”

The audience was then treated to four songs performed by Sammie Lloyd, Joe Carmichael, and Amy Wood, including ‘Suddenly Seymour’ from the new school production The Little Shop of Horrors.

Finally parents, students, teachers and guests were treated to refreshments and the opportunity to catch up.

Helen Nind, head of sixth form, said: “It is always a pleasure to see students being praised and rewarded for all their hard work and effort and to hear their experiences of university or working life.

“The presentation evening is a highlight of the school calendar and makes us really proud to celebrate past and present students’ achievements.”

Headlands thanked the Lords Feoffees, Bridlington Rotary Club, Bridlington Lions Club, the Bad Salzuflen Twinning Association and the Leonard Chamberlain Trust Education Grants, who have supported the school with prizes and awards.