‘Excellence’ school proves top of class
SELBY High School topped an outstanding year last Thursday with the school’s ninth annual governors’ awards ceremony.
More than 214 students from all year groups in the school received awards in front of an audience of more than 700 people.
Chairman of governors Grant Gibson, who led the celebrations, said: “These awards are of immense pride for everyone associated with the school and it is a joy to celebrate the many and varied successes of our young people, who have not only sought, but achieved excellence.”
Headteacher Paul Eckersley said: “The awards evening follows closely on the heels of the school’s outstanding GCSE examination results this summer, when despite a national backdrop of falling GCSE results, the students of Selby High School achieved the best results in the school’s history.
“They smashed all previous records and placed the school in the top echelon of schools nationally. Without the dedication and professionalism of my staff the dreams of our students would remain just that!”
The evening included reliving the fantastic experiences of the summer Olympics when Selby High School hosted the Olympic Torch and was included in the BBC’s montage during the opening ceremony in London. A special performance by the school’s award winning dancers, to the “Chariots of Fire” theme, saw the dancers bring the Olympic Torch into the Abbey. This torch was originally carried by Rachel Keil–Isaac, 12, of Selby High School. The torch will be awarded every four years in an inter-house Olympics Sports Day.
Awards were given for academic excellence, including National Arts Awards, sporting achievement, attendance, including awards to three former students who achieved 100 per cent attendance over the full five years at Selby High School. Other awards included excellence in the arts and science as reflected in the school’s two specialisms. During the evening prizes were also given for achievement in adversity and service to the community, which has seen the school top the £70,000 mark with regard to its money-raising efforts for charity during the past eight years. Janet Lund, the parent of two former students, received a special commendation for her selfless contribution as a volunteer on 16 annual camps to the Lake District.
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