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Pupils recognised for hard work and positive attitudes to learning at awards night

Sadie Lofthouse presenting an award to Year 13 student Charlotte Haynes from the Sir John Leman High School. Picture: Niall Riches.

Sadie Lofthouse presenting an award to Year 13 student Charlotte Haynes from the Sir John Leman High School. Picture: Niall Riches.

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Around 130 pupils from Beccles and beyond were awarded for their achievements at the 10th annual partnership awards ceremony.

The Sir John Leman jazz band performing at the awards ceremony. Picture: Niall Riches.The Sir John Leman jazz band performing at the awards ceremony. Picture: Niall Riches.

Held at St Michael’s Church, the event saw pupils from the Sir John Leman High School along with its 11 partnership schools presented with medals and certificates for their efforts.

Ranging from Years 1 to 13, pupils were nominated by their respective schools in recognition of their academic, sporting or extra-curricular achievements, as well as a positive attitude to learning, hard work and achieving a personal best.

Headteacher Michael Taylor presented the awards along with guest speaker, Sadie Lofthouse, human resources manager at Adnams, who gave a speech incorporating the acronym C, D, E, F for curiosity, determination, energy and fun when describing a good working ethos whether it be towards school work or professional environments.

Sadie Lofthouse presenting an award to Year 7 pupil Joseph Carr from the Sir John Leman High School. Picture: Niall Riches.Sadie Lofthouse presenting an award to Year 7 pupil Joseph Carr from the Sir John Leman High School. Picture: Niall Riches.

A special headteacher’s award was presented to Amber Gooch-Boags from Albert Pye School and also to Alice Etteridge, from Sir John Leman High School.

Throughout the evening guests were entertained by the school jazz band, as well as the Beccles Partnership Choir.

Mr Taylor described the evening as “energising, up-lifting and epitomising what we think about the role of education; focussing on the academic whilst supporting holistic development of the young people.”

The partnership schools involved in the ceremony were: Albert Pye, Ravensmere Infant, Barnby and North Cove Primary, Southwold Primary, Beccles Primary Academy, Brampton, Ringsfield, Gillingham St Michael’s, Reydon, St Benet’s Primary and Worlingham.

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