Risedale College rewards students for hard work and achievements

Risedale Collage award winners.

Students have been rewarded for their achievements and hard work at the annual Risedale Sports & Community College Presentation Evening.

The evening on September 26 was hosted by head prefect, Liam McCarthy and vice principal, James Yates.

Awards were presented to students from all year groups celebrating the 2017/18 academic year.

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Guests for the evening included Stuart Carlton, corporate director of children and young people’s service in North Yorkshire, Margaret Clayson, from Richmond and Dales Soroptomist Society, and guest speaker for the evening mountaineer Alan Hinkes OBE.

Alan was the first Briton to climb the 14 world’s highest 8,000 metre peaks and is one of only 12 people alive who has achieved this.

Excellence awards were presented for each subject at KS3 and KS4.

Four area and county sports colours were also given out, as well as 19 bronze and silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

There was also specialist awards including community awards, the Soroptimist Cup, most improved attitude to learning and 14 head of year awards.

Top winners for the evening were 14-year-old Deacon Fenton who received five awards and Joseph Weaver, 16, who received six awards.

Both Deacon and Joe were recipients of the most prestigious specialist award of the night for ‘Outstanding Academic Achievement.

From left, Joseph Weaver, Alan Hinkes and Deacon Fenton.

At the end of the evening Risedale principal Colin Scott presented the two students with a laptop each for all their hard work and the exceptional number of nominations they both received.

Musical interludes were provided by The Military WAGS Choir of Catterick Garrison who performed three songs during the evening: ‘What a Wonderful World’, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ and ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’ – Les Misérables.

Sue Gibbons, from the choir, said: “We are so pleased that the staff and students of Risedale Sports and Community College have invited us to sing for this very special awards evening.

“Some of the choir have children at Risedale so we know how wonderful this school is and we hope you all have a very enjoyable evening celebrating your children’s success.”

The Military WAGS Choir perform at Risedale College.

Vice principal, James Yates said: “Many of our students have achieved incredible accomplishments.

“Risedale really is an outstanding school to work in and one which continues to develop at a rapid rate.”

Risedale principal, Colin Scott said: “It was a fantastic evening.

“A true testament and celebration of all the hard work and effort that our students, staff, parents and Governors put into life at Risedale every day.

“We want every child to feel proud of what they have achieved and inspire themselves and others to go on further and follow their dreams.

“Our thanks to our Guest Speaker Alan Hinkes, OBE and for the wonderful performances from The Military WAGS Choir, Catterick Garrison.”