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Young people's achievements celebrated

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Published: 02/04/2012

The 2012 Student Achievement Awards were held at Filton BAWA on March 22 and special guest Graham Hopkins from Rolls-Royce was on hand to present the young people with certificates as well as showing them a short film about what it takes to be a young engineer working with the company.

More than 200 students were singled out for praise in a range of categories, including key stage 3, GCSE and post-16 results for both highest performing students and for those making most progress. The ceremony provides the council with an opportunity to celebrate the academic achievement of our young people in secondary education, including our special schools, and around 350 people attended including students and their parents or carers.

Cllr Sheila Cook, executive member for children and young people, said: “This event provides an opportunity for our young people to shine so many congratulations to everyone for all the hard work that went in to winning their awards. We have very dedicated teachers in South Gloucestershire who help our young people reach their full potential and everyone here will have benefited from their skill and expertise. I would also like to pay tribute to our non-teaching staff, school governors, parents and the wider community who help support these young people in their efforts.”

Schools taking part in the event included – Abbeywood Community School, Filton, Bradley Stoke Community School, Brimsham Green School, The Castle School, Chipping Sodbury School, Culverhill School, Downend School, The Grange School and Sports College, Hanham High School, King’s Oak Academy (formerly Kingsfield Secondary), Mangotsfield School, Marlwood School, New Siblands School, Patchway Community College, Sir Bernard Lovell School, Warmley Park School, Winterbourne International Academy and Yate International Academy.

Graham Hopkins is the executive vice president of engineering & technology, gas turbine supply chain, at Rolls-Royce plc.

The annual awards ceremony, organised by South Gloucestershire Council, took place on Thursday 22 March.

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