Celebration Evening for Excellent Students

Katie SPOTY

Whitstone School held a special celebration evening on Monday 8 October where eighty six students and their parents were welcomed to recognise their outstanding achievements.

The evening began with an address from Headteacher Gill Rennard who spoke about the incredible achievements of the Gold Excellent Students and praised their attitude to learning and their approach to school life.

The Excellent Student Award focuses on attitude to learning and effort in class, regardless of ability. Last year’s Gold Excellent Students were each presented with a specially selected book as a reward for their consistent hard work. ‘Sporting Colours’ were awarded to five Year 11 students for their dedication to sport: Jack Lintern, Alistair Harrold, Louis Bishop, Joshua White and Isabelle Wareham.

The ‘Annabel Dudley Sports Personality of the Year’ Award was presented to Katie Waters (pictured) for her attitude, dedication and endeavour in sport; most notably her swimming. Katie competes at Regional level and is training hard to reach the Nationals. Katie has also successfully swum the English Channel as part of a relay team and hopes one day to become a professional athlete.

The evening concluded with fantastic musical performances from Samuel and Martha Davis.