Hunstanton students' end of year prize giving ceremony
Students at Smithdon High in Hunstanton had their end of year prize giving ceremony where they received accolades for their sporting and academic successes.
Parents were allowed to attend for the first time in two years, following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.
Ninety students in years seven, eight and nine received awards where certificates and trophies were presented for a wide range of outstanding achievements that had taken place across the year.
Awards were presented for subject progress and attainment and sports leaders and sports people of the year by John Hirst, headteacher and Andy Johnson, executive headteacher of the West Norfolk Academies Trust, of which Smithdon is a member.
There was also a special sporting award given to Anya Faithorn, in year seven, for her unprecedented achievement in breaking three school records for high jump, javelin and the 100 metres on sports day.
Watched by an appreciative audience of the students’ families and friends, who had gathered for the occasion in the school’s hall, Mr Hirst, Mr Johnson, and Smithdon’s incoming headteacher, Amanda Gibbons, gave speeches expressing their pride in the students’ achievements and excitement about the school's future.
Mrs Gibbons said: "It was a lovely evening where not only were we able to celebrate our students’ hard work this year, but also, unlike recent years, invite parents in, and to see their smiles of pride at their children’s achievements."
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