Our annual Celebration Evening was held on Tuesday 30th September and celebrated the excellent achievements by both current and past students. Selected by their subject teachers, students received awards for either Achievement or Contribution to each academic subject at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.
There was a succession of awards, including Senior Leadership Awards for students who have displayed outstanding attitudes towards all aspects of their school lives. These went to Lewis Coppack, Bethan Johnson, Ian Herbert, Mollie Childs, Layton Ashford and Jemma Smith. Marcel Aziamale and Amber Sconce received awards for their Contribution to the Wider School and this year we awarded two Young Lifetime Achievement awards to Brandon Burrows and Brook Cooke-Goodwin.
A very special award for the school is The Lilian Young Award for students who have left a legacy in the school for others to follow. Lilian Young was a teacher and governor at Blacon High School and supported the school over many years. On her death she bequeathed some money to support the school further in its ambitions. This year Shaun Shrigley and Georgia Owen received this prestigious award; both secured fully funded places to public schools to study A Levels through a programme developed by the school in conjunction with The Spring Board Bursary Foundation.
The final award of the evening was The Headteacher’s Award; Georgia-Lee Challinor and Ben Murphy received this for their sheer hard work, determination and sustained effort in school.
The guest speaker this year was Lisa Scenna, Managing Director of Morgan Sindall Investments, the company responsible for the design and build of the new schools in Blacon. The audience also enjoyed a musical interlude from the school band and choir.
The evening, attended by proud parents and members of staff was a great success. The Sheriff of Chester, Cllr. Herbert Manley and the Sheriff’s Lady, Mrs. Margaret Manley joined us for the occasion along with Stephen Mosley, MP for Chester. The whole evening was rounded off with a fantastic live broadcast from Dee 106.3 radio who interviewed some of the winning students along with the Sheriff and Stephen Mosley.