Risedale celebrates achievements of pupils at annual presentation evening

Students have been rewarded for their achievements and hard work at the annual Risedale Sports and Community College presentation evening.

The evening was hosted by head prefect, Kyle Williams and vice principal, James Yates.

Awards were presented to students from all year groups celebrating the 2018/19 academic year.

Musical interludes were provided by students Evelyn Chadwick, Maddies Stephens and Abbie Davies.

Risedale assistant principal Sarah Matthewman said: “It was a magnificent evening.

“A true community celebration.

“It was wonderful to have so many guests from the local community in attendance, especially our colleagues from the surrounding primary schools, now able to see their former pupils at secondary school doing so well and receiving the recognition they deserve for all their hard work.

“It was a wonderful testament to the hard work and dedication of teachers and their students across the Garrison and beyond.”

Le Cateau Community Primary School headteacher Ian Mottram said on Twitter: “Lovely to see so many of our former pupils at the Risedale Presentation Evening receiving awards – 17 awards to be exact.

“A fantastic evening celebrating their achievements, hard work and determination.”

Awards for excellence at Key Stage 3 and 4 were presented for each subject followed by a series of specialist awards recognising outstanding sporting and academic achievement including;

  • Community Sports Award: Jessica Hamilton.
  • DofE Bronze Award: presented to 17 students.
  • Bradley Warburton: Governors’ Award for Sport: Bradley Warburton.
  • Soroptimist Cup: Hannah Hodgson.
  • Most Improved Attitude to Learning: KS3 Hailey Harkness, KS4 Shaina-Leigh Cleminson.
  • Head of Year Awards: Year 7 Abrylesha Dominguez, Year 8 Lola Wood, Year 9 Lauren Anderson, Year 10 Maria Mihai and Year 11 Liam McCarthy.
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement: KS3 Emily Barratt and KS4 Hannah Hodgson.

The celebratory evening was topped off with a video produced by Risedale students, sharing their own candid thoughts and feelings about what it means to be part of the school.

Sarah Matthewman said the evening had been a tribute to the Risedale family.

“Warmest congratulations to all our prize winners and sincere thanks to our staff and students for making it such a fantastic night,” she added.