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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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Barrow students celebrate a successful year

HARD-WORKING and talented students have been recognised at a school prizegiving.

Furness Academy held its Annual Awards Evening at The Forum, in Barrow, in the presence of the mayor and local dignitaries.

More than 50 students took their place alongside last year’s Year 11 GCSE and special award winners in the packed auditorium, supported by family, staff and friends.

Furness College principal, Anne Attwood, presented the awards for attainment, progress and attitude to learning to Year Seven and Year Eight students, and Janet Whitworth, human resources director at the University of Cumbria, presented the same to students from Year Nine and Year 10.

Ted Creighton, the chair of governors and head of learning and development at BAE Systems Maritime - Submarines presented the certificates and awards to the top attaining boy and girl in each GCSE or BTEC subject, as well as services to the academy and 100 per cent secondary school attendance.

Furness Academy principal, Douglas Blackledge, who presented the major awards, said: “We are delighted to have once more come to The Forum for a major Furness Academy event and to have been able to recognise and reward the talents of so many hard working and talented young men and women in this way.

“It is our most prestigious event of the year and nothing gives us more pleasure than to see so many young people doing well and making the most of the opportunities that life presents them with.”

The major prize winners were: Sarah Kirkby, Will Gardner, Rachel Kipling and Cameron Lynn (The Principal’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and Commitment to Academy Life); Cameron Lynn (Student Voice); Callum Maguire (University of Cumbria Award for Endeavour); Brogan Stewart (Furness College Award for School Sports and Outstanding Performance and Achievement); Charlotte Bethell (Barrow Sixth Form College Key Stage 3 Award for Achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths); the ‘Top of the Form’ Champion Team of Sarah Kirkby, Debbie Woods, Lok Wah Ho and David Allewell (Barrow Sixth Form College Key Stage 4 Award for Achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths); Euan Greenop (Barrow Borough Council and the District of Barrow Engineers Award for Outstanding Performance in Science, Technical, Engineering, and Mathematical Subjects); Ryan Sharkey (Outstanding Performance in Public Examinations).

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