The Westgate School recognised students success at its annual awards evening last week.
Attending the event with their families, students were rewarded for their hard work and determination over the past year.
Selected students from across the school were recognised for their academic achievements or contribution to life at The Westgate School.
Extremely proud parents and staff were in the audience to support them and see them receive their trophies (see below for the full list of winners).
The evening was hosted by new Head Boy, Matthew Ketley and Head Girl, Codie Gough, who, despite it being their first event since being elected, carried out their roles with great professionalism.
Students were also treated to an address by motivational sports coach, Mr Rodger Hughes, a former British Athletics Association Coach of the Year. Rodger has worked with some of Britains' top athletes, including Denise Lewis and Marlon Devenish.
Rodger’s inspirational message posed the question, 'What does it means to be a winner?'. He believes the key to success takes determination and perserverance both on the track and in life.
“It was a pleasure to attend my first Westgate presentation evening and I was so impressed to hear the stories behind the awards and to meet their proud families. We have a fantastic student body who contribute to making the school the success that it is and it was a delight to be able to recognise the achievements of these students. Equally impressive was the fact that there were approximately 75 students who, despite not winning an award themselves, gave up their evening to help make the event such a success. These students planned and prepared some excellent food and served it to our guests. Their level of professionalism was superb. Our guests were also treated to an acoustic performance as they arrived at the school’s reception, the ukulele group entertained us at the drinks reception and the full choir performed two songs as guests took their seats for the evening.” - Ms Sue Rose, Head Teacher
Congratulations to all the winners, please click here to view images of the evening.