Students rewarded at special ceremony

JCSC Yr 11 Award winners alongside  Craig Weir, the newly appointed Mayor of Amble and  Christine Graham.
JCSC Yr 11 Award winners alongside Craig Weir, the newly appointed Mayor of Amble and Christine Graham.
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Hard-working students were honoured for their success and endeavour at James Calvert Spence College’s year 11 school leavers’ ceremony.

The event took place at the Amble school on Friday and was attended by all of the pupils in the year group, as well as governors, councillors, parents and sponsors of some of the accolades.

Awards were given for each subject to celebrate the dedication and achievements of individual students.

Certificates were also given to those nominated for each prize. Special awards were presented to recognise sporting prowess and effort.

These went to Leigh Black, who is a goalkeeper for the U16 UK school team, and Scott Harvey, who is a very active and enthusiastic member of Alnwick Rugby Club.

The overall Pupil of the Year Award was presented to Georgia Soa.

Amble Town Council has provided the school with a shield to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, as well as the London 2012 Olympic Games, and this will be given annually to the Pupil of the Year.

Christine Graham, executive headteacher for the Coquet Federation, said: “Georgia has achieved this award due to her continued effort, enthusiasm and commitment to the school and her studies throughout her three years at James Calvert Spence College.

“She is a wonderful example of the students we have in school and is a role model for others and we look forward to welcoming her back in September.”

During the ceremony, the Year 11 tutors all stood up to say a fond farewell and reminisce about the past three years.

The students also took the opportunity to respond and give out some awards of their own to the teachers.

Head of school, Peter Eyre, was delighted with how the event went. He said: “This is the first awards service I have been involved in since joining James Calvert Spence College from King Edward VI School, in Morpeth, in September.

“I was delighted with how many parents came to support their children and share in their success.

“It was quite a poignant afternoon for many but the over-whelming feeling was one of warmth and familiarity.”

He added: “The students will all continue with their revision lessons in June until the exams are over.

“They will then have the opportunity to enjoy the summer break, before returning to join our sixth form.”