Awards Evening Celebrates Remarkable Achievements
05 May 2017
The achievements, commitment and resilience of some of the school's most remarkable students were celebrated at this year's annual awards evening.
More than 50 students were presented with awards for a range of achievements, including academic excellence, community involvement and determination in the face of the difficulty.
This year's winners included Ana Rodrigues, who took home the coveted Clive Jones Shield, for her all-round contribution to school life.
There were special awards for Hannah Hull and Harry Thornley, who have inspired both staff and students with their positive attitudes to their studies in spite of dealing with complex medical conditions.
Luiza Ivanova was awarded the Tina Parker Progress Award, in recognition of her impressive adjustment to life in England. When she arrived at Ashby School, Luiza spoke no English and had to use Google Translate to translate from her native Bulgarian. Since then, she has made enormous progress in her studies.
The inaugural Clare Hollingworth Prize was won by Emily Darlington for an extended essay she produced as part of her geography A level course. The Clare Hollingworth Prize was created and sponsored by governor Alison Bennett in memory of the former old girl, who died earlier this year aged 105. Ms Hollingworth was best known for being the first reporter to break the news of the outbreak of World War Two.
Prizes were presented by former student Hannah Willett who studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and is now completing her Phd at the University of York.
Headteacher Eddie Green said: "Awards evening is always a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the very many achievements and activities that are made possible all year round at Ashby School.
"It is also important to remember that the students who receive awards are only a very small selection of the many very talented and hard-working young people we have at our school. We are very proud of them all."