Bedford student honoured For academic excellence

Headteacher Helen Phillips with the winners
Headteacher Helen Phillips with the winners

THEY’VE excelled in English, showed mastery in Mathematics and succeeded in Science.

And now, after a busy year bashing the books, studying hard and showing outstanding dedication to their school work, it’s time to reward Bedford High School’s top flight.

This is exactly what happened recently when hundreds of star students, proud parents, friends and invited guests converged on the school’s sports hall for a glittering celebration evening.

Young people from all year groups were honoured for their achievement in a range of academic subjects - from Physics to PE. Students were also recognised for their commitment to the school community.

With the backdrop of a professional light show and stunning scenery, the night began with a stunning musical performance from vocalist Tilly Carroll and guitarist Andrew Rhule,

The individual awards were presented by guest of honour Trevor Barton, MBE.

Mr Barton, who is chair of Trust in Leigh, Leigh Business Forum and a former director of Leigh Centurions, said: “It is a real honour for me to present these awards. At Bedford we have a school of winners - a winning mentality and a tremendous spirit of self-belief. It is fantastic to see so many people from our local community doing so well thanks to the encouragement they receive from the school. It gives us great confidence in the future of our town to see so many of our young people doing so well.”

As well as the many awards for individual excellence, the night culminated in the presentation of three special prizes to three exceptional young people.

The three awards embody the school’s motto of - To Care, To Learn, To Achieve - and are also a tribute to three former members of school staff.

Year 10 student Miroslav Gorol, 15, was presented with the Steve Preston Award (To Care), Rebeka Zommere, 14, received the Harry Cartlege Award (To Learn) and Year 10 student Daniel Jackson, 15, received the Barrie Mell Award (To Achieve).

A delighted Rebeka said: “Bedford is a great school and I think it’s brilliant that they give the students a night like this to recognise our hard work and to say thank you. It has motivated us to do even better next year. Events like this show that Bedford is a caring place and everyone is working to make sure we do our best.”

Bedford High School Headteacher Helen Phillips added: “We are delighted to celebrate the close of another fantastic academic year at Bedford High School. What is really special about these awards is that they recognise hard work and achievement right from the start of a child’s school career. We are instilling our young people with the winning spirit right from the beginning and hopefully it will stay with them during their time with us and beyond. Congratulations to all our award winners. We are now looking forward to GCSE Results Day for another set of excellent results.”