Students, parents and staff celebrated successes at our annual Presentation evening on Wednesday, 26 March..
Sam Donovan, a past Birkbeck student and now an award – winning film director of national acclaim ( tv programmes include ‘Last Tango In Halifax’ where he directed Derek Jacobi and Sarah Lancashire and ‘Skins’, the popular teen drama) presented the prizes. In an inspirational and entertaining speech, punctuated with film terminology, a demonstration and quotes from Samuel Beckett, Sam talked through his career, to date. In a powerful message he encouraged our students to be aspirational, unafraid of mistakes and to learn as much from what doesn’t work as what does.
Ellie- Mae Beesley, head girl, gave an eloquent vote of thanks and Kulraj Bains, head boy made a presentation.
The packed audience was treated to a musical number, “Come and Go,” written and beautifully performed by Year 11 student, Jess Vowles. Awards were presented for excellent progress, outstanding performance and contributions to the wider life of the school, with whole school awards including categories such as citizenship.
It was a night to remember for all who attended with over 120 awards presented.