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Celebrating the success stories at Swaffham school




Academic achievements at a Swaffham school were celebrated on an evening of prize-giving.

The Nicholas Hamond Academy on Brandon Road hosted an awards evening for pupils last Wednesday with a number of guests in attendance.

Flying Officer Kerridge from RAF Marham was the guest speaker on the night having been a former student at the academy.

Jill Hambright, administration manager at the academy, said his speech was “inspirational and well-received by all”.

From left are Headteacher Mark Woodhouse, Flying Officer Kerrige and students Lucy Sagrott, Joshua Mummery, Archie Ramshaw and George Veal
From left are Headteacher Mark Woodhouse, Flying Officer Kerrige and students Lucy Sagrott, Joshua Mummery, Archie Ramshaw and George Veal

She added: “We commemorated the success of students from across the academy gaining various awards in areas such as academic achievement, attendance, perseverance and improvement.

“We were also delighted to welcome back our alumni who were presented with their exam certificates from the summer and had a chance to catch-up with peers and staff.”

Other guests included Swaffham mayor Jill Skinner, governor and Independent town councillor Judy Anscombe, Swaffham Lions president John Collins, and Brian Armitage, vice chairman of the governors.

Former Pupil Flight Officer Kerridge with headteacher Mark Woodhouse
Former Pupil Flight Officer Kerridge with headteacher Mark Woodhouse

Prize winners were as follows: Alan Jones Cup for creative arts: George Veal; Science: Isaac Farrow; Geography: Lucy Sagrott; History: Ellah Johnson; Leaders of Our Own Learning: Shannon Lycett; Modern Foreign Languages: Sandra Melnyk; Business: Josh Dawkins.

English: Jack Bracey; Maths, sponsored by Swaffham Lions: Eliza Williams; Overcoming Barriers to Learning:Archie Ramshaw; Most Improved Attendance: Amber Buckley; Exceptional Attendance: Izabelle Anderson; Principal’s Award:Joshua Mummery; Outstanding Achievement: Leika Guerrero; Outstanding Progress: Leila Guerrero; Archie Ramshaw Award for Achievement Despite Adversity: Wilson Duarte.

The school was also used as a polling station for the first time yesterday.

Pictured from left are Head Teacher Mark Woodhouse. Flying Officer Kerrige former pupil and students Lucy Sagrott, Joshua Mummery, Archie Ramshaw and George Veal
Pictured from left are Head Teacher Mark Woodhouse. Flying Officer Kerrige former pupil and students Lucy Sagrott, Joshua Mummery, Archie Ramshaw and George Veal


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