Students from the Class of 2023 went back to Springwood High School to celebrate their successes at a presentation evening held in their honour.
Last year’s A Level students returned to school where they were joined by family, friends, staff, prize sponsors, school governors and representatives from the Rotary Club of King’s Lynn, all recognising their sterling achievements.
A total of 40 prizes were awarded throughout the evening, which took place in the Peter Hopkins Hall at the Lynn school, part of the West Norfolk Academies Trust.
All the students received their A Level certificates, while 51 were awarded County Scholar Certificates.
Thirty-five subject awards were also made, along with a series of special prizes, all of which were handed out by Springwood’s deputy head Jamie Warner-Lynn, with the assistance of head of Year 13 Jessica Cuss, head of Year 12 Andrew Rawling, and executive head Andrew Johnson.
Among the worthy winners were Merissa Lawrence, awarded the Peter Hopkins Goblet for Excellence; Rebecca Brooks, who received the Rob Galliard Concert Band Award; and Keira Attridge, who won The Cup for Music.
They were joined by Isabel King, who was presented with the Rotary Citizen Award by Mike Walker from the Rotary Club of King’s Lynn, for her work in the community, and current sixth-form student Finley Meehan, the winner of the Hanover Prize for Contribution to the Arts, which was sponsored by former town High Street store Artertons.
Other high-fliers included Jasmine Chapman, recipient of the Henry Smith Scholarship for academic excellence, and Fatima Massawi, who was recognised for her outstanding grades with the King’s Prize for the best A Level results.
“A Levels and Level 3 qualifications in general are challenging, and the achievement of our young people should be celebrated,” said Mr Warner-Lynn.
“This cohort in particular had to contend with the impact of the pandemic on their education. Not only that, but this was the first public exam that they had sat since Year 6. What is more, this was the first year in which no allowances were made by OFQUAL for the damage to their education. Many of the grade boundaries were higher.”