Pupil’s academic excellence is rewarded

Back Row - Leo Eugster, Adam De Smit, Henry Inman, Sophie Trotter'Fonr Row - Rebecca Garbutt, Olivia Rigg, Abigail Woolley, Georgia Blake, Alice Bull, James Sulivan'De Aston Awards
Back Row - Leo Eugster, Adam De Smit, Henry Inman, Sophie Trotter'Fonr Row - Rebecca Garbutt, Olivia Rigg, Abigail Woolley, Georgia Blake, Alice Bull, James Sulivan'De Aston Awards

Academic excellence was celebrated by parents, staff and governors at De Aston School last week as some of the top students collected prizes.

GCSE and A-level students received prizes for their work in the academic year 2012-13

Headteacher Ellenor Beighton touched upon the school’s 150 year history before focussing on the prize winners.

Mrs Beighton said: “Our story is not a story about buildings and objects, it is the story of our students, staff, governors and the many friends of the school, whose lives have been influenced by being ‘De Astonians’ and who in their turn have given the school its heart.

“To the young people leaving us this evening: We know your stories so far, but we will watch with interest as the next chapters unfold.”

She left the pupils to consider the words of Steve Jobs, the late Apple CEO: “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.

“And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

Pictured (back row) are Leo Eugster - Glenda Taylor Prize, Adam De Smit - Simon Webb trophy for economics and prize for outstanding attainment, Henry Insman - Tim Hensman cup, Sophie Trotter - Hairsine Cup for sports studies.

In the front row is Rebecca Garbutt - University of Lincoln Journalism Award, Olivia Rigg - Ellen Young Home Economics Prize, Abigail Woolley - Maurice Brant Cup for Best GCSEs, subject prize for music and a prize for outstanding attainment, Georgia Blake - ODA Cup for Services to the School, Alice Bull - Anyan Cup for Best A-Levels, Sixth Form prize for sociology, subject prize for history, prize for outstanding attainment.

Kneeling is James Sullivan - Combes’ Cup, prize for outstanding personal achievement.