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Young people's educational achievements celebrated

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Published: 28/03/2014

The 2014 Student Achievement Awards were held at Filton BAWA on March 27. Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Ian Boulton joined special guest Tom Robson from Tom Robson Education (TREDU), and Cllr Ian Blair, Chair of the Children and Young People Committee to help present certificates to more than 200 students.

Tom Robson has a passion for science and has taught all over the world. He was on hand to give young people an insight into his inspirational global teaching career working in China, Thailand and the United States.

Around 200 students were singled out for praise in a range of categories, including key stage 3, GCSE and post-16 results for highest performing students and for those making the most progress in their studies. 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 parents or carers also joined the evening’s celebration.

Cllr Ian Blair, Chair of the Children and Young People Committee, said: “We are committed to driving up the quality of teaching and learning for young people in our schools. Equipping our secondary school students with the right skills they will need when they leave school and make the transition to the workplace remains a key priority for South Gloucestershire Council. The Student Achievement Awards provide an opportunity to congratulate young people on their achievements to date and I wish them every success for the future.”

Schools taking part in the event included – Abbeywood Community School, 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, Mangotsfield School, Marlwood School, New Siblands School, Patchway Community College, Sir Bernard Lovell School, Winterbourne International Academy and Yate International Academy.

The annual awards ceremony, organised by South Gloucestershire Council, took place on Thursday 27 March.

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