Celebrating Success – The Beginning and End of a Journey

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At the end of last term Nailsea School celebrated the success of some of its students at the Awards Presentation Evening. Last year’s cohort from years 11 and 13 and their parents were invited to the event to enjoy some refreshments and learn about who had been nominated for this year’s selected awards.

A top achieving student from each subject was given an award, the students were selected on the basis of the UMS (Uniform Mark Scheme) score that they received. As well as rewarding the highest achievers, Nailsea School promoted those who make an effort to continually improve their studies, those who tried their hardest to achieve more. As a result of this a number of ‘Best Progress Awards’ were given – awarded to those who continually pushed themselves throughout their time here, put in a great deal of effort and as a result made the best progress possible.

As well as rewarding the top achievers academically, Nailsea School prides itself in recognising achievements throughout school life. Here we celebrate achievements, successes and contributions to the community both in and out of school. A number of ‘School Community Awards’ were also given and these included ‘Best Attendance’. Noticeably those who received these awards also scooped a number of other awards on the evening, re-emphasising the success of students that focus and devote time to their education, being present in school at every opportunity.

For the first time in its history Nailsea School was able to present two Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards – an extremely proud moment for the school, and a fantastic achievement attained by the students Georgia Clark and Joe Haughton.

The final two awards of the evening were the Community Awards for Year 11 and Year 13 for the ‘Best Contribution to Nailsea School’. Year 13 student Alex George won this award for his contribution to Music and Drama and his continued dedication in promoting Nailsea School. Meanwhile Year 11 student Ben Marks received the ‘Best Contribution to Nailsea School Award’ to a huge round of applause from the audience for his work in the ‘Think Pink Steff Campaign’  where he worked tremendously hard raising awareness and funds both in and out of school for the cause.

A number of other Awards were celebrated and a detailed catalogue of the presentations can be found here.