Hundreds of talented students were awarded with prizes for their hard work and dedication last night, at Malet Lambert School’s annual Awards Evening.
Over 230 awards were handed out in a variety of subject areas to current students from Year 7 to Year 11, and also to students who left in July this year, who are now in their first year of further education.
Headteacher Mrs Jane Disbrey led the way at the start of the event, saying how proud she is of Malet Lambert and its students.
She said, “People who visit us comment on our stunning environment, our positive relationships and our pride in what we do.
“Malet Lambert is a wonderful school with fabulous students; our staff, governors and parents are totally committed to bringing out the best in them.
“We work closely and effectively with our primary partners and post-16 colleges in the lifelong journey of education in order to bring out the treasure that exists in all of us.
“As Head I would like to thank you all for your contribution to this journey which is magical, reaffirming and joyful in a time which can be daunting for all of us.
“We are truly a school where tradition counts and people matter.”
Current students were then presented with certificates for their subject specific awards, having been nominated by their teachers for commitment and hard work in that particular area.
Year 10 student Kelly Gale won an award for excellence in Drama and was very pleased because it is her favourite subject.
She said, “I love drama lessons and I’m really proud to have been chosen for this award out of the whole of Year 10 by my teacher.
“I’ll definitely continue to study it at college when I have finished my GCSEs, because I’d like a career in that area in the future.”
The event was also about celebrating the achievements of last year’s Year 11 cohort and their successes in their final year at school.
Students were awarded for excellence in a specific subject area, for outstanding achievement in Key Stage 4 and for excellent GCSE results, and were gifted a book of their choice for their efforts.
Some high achievers walked away with multiple awards, like current Wyke student Charlotte Mayo who won the Margaret Wright Prize for Contribution to Extra-Curricular Music, an award for her excellent GCSE results, and also performed ‘Show Me’ from My Fair Lady for the congregation.
Charlotte wasn’t the only performer on the night. Year 10 student Alexander O’Malley sang ‘This Nearly Was Mine’ from South Pacific and Elizabeth Pickering, also from Year 10, performed her own composition ‘Take Off Your Colours’, both to rapturous applause.
Head of PE, Mr Andy Ripley, took the opportunity to publically congratulate the various sports teams at Malet Lambert on their endless victories last season, and team captains came forward to collect their trophies.
Sports successes last year included the Year 11 Netball team winning the Hull Schools League for the 5th consecutive year, Year 8 Boys Football team won the Hull Schools League, Hull Schools Cup and the Hull Schools 5-a-side Championships, and the Year 9 Cricket team won the Humber League.
Guest speaker Thomas Morrison, from Rollits Solicitors, was astounded by the talent on display at Malet Lambert.
Speaking to the audience, he said, “Seeing how much you have already achieved gives me great hope for the future.
“You are well-known in the area as a body of students that try that bit harder, that go the extra mile. The awards tonight are testament to that.
“Your school focuses on trying to make available all the tools and support that you need to prosper and that gives me a lot of confidence as a local employer that our community has a great well of talent and will thrive as a result.
“It is clear to me that you already possess vital employability skills and this means you have better career prospects.
“Use this moment to celebrate your achievements, enjoy the praise and use that as motivation to tackle the next set of goals you have set yourself.”
The final award of the night was the Headteacher’s Award and was selected by Mrs Disbrey, who was delighted to give the honour to past student Lee Pearson.
The former Head Boy was chosen for his kindness, his battle through adversity and for being an excellent representative of Malet Lambert School.
See more photos from the evening here.
What people on Twitter are saying about our Awards Evening…
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