We were honoured to welcome an ex Etone pupil, Lecturer at Birmingham City University, Dr Shannon Ludgate, as the keynote speaker at this year’s Progress Praise Awards on the 4th July. She was truly an inspiration to those pupils in the audience who understand the meaning of effort and resilience in achieving and even surpassing, expectations of themselves. We would like to thank Dr Ludgate once again for her time and inspiring words.
This was an evening to celebrate success: pupils from Years 7-10, who have made excellent progress and have achieved outstanding attainment over the course of the academic year, were celebrated in front of their parents and carers as well as in front of a sparkling backdrop on our beautifully decorated Main Hall stage.
The effort and hard work of these pupils were rewarded with personalised individual trophies which they will be able to cherish forever.
As well as progress and attainment, trophies and prizes were also awarded for Outstanding Contribution Toward House; Outstanding Behaviour for Learning and 100% Attendance. We also celebrated our most recent Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
The theme of the night was clear from the speech given by our newly elected Head Girl as she praised the hard work and effort that all nominees had displayed in order to achieve nominations for these awards. All pupils who attended will benefit from their hard work, not just tonight, but into their future lives and careers.