Celebrating achievement at Speech Day & Prize Giving

Bolingbroke's exceptional students and pupils whose achievements were recognised at last week's annual Speech Day and Prize Giving event

It was a family affair for a high achieving twin brother and sister and their mother at Bolingbroke’s Prize Giving and Speech Day last week, when all three walked off with awards.

Sixth former Tanisha Addicot receiving the EPQ Excellence Award from guest speaker Mykaell Riley 

Current Year 13 student Zayd Addicot scooped the Avogadro award for chemistry, while his twin sister Tanisha walked off with the prize for best EPQ project. Not to be outdone their proud mother Fereal received the Parents Association Award in recognition of all her hard work and unstinting fundraising efforts for the school.

Former sixth former Rafiq Karim proudly receiving an award in recognition of his volunteering efforts in the community

Other outstanding sixth form students to be recognized at Speech Day included Rafiq Karim from the class of 2019, who was given an award for his volunteering in the community, while Fatima Binish won the Canon John Erskine Clarke Award for Values, presented by the Governors.

Luca Harper receiving the Ainsworth award for Psychology

Individual subject awards for the sixth year went to Dill Shepherd for English Literature, Sufyan Khan for Maths, Samira Warsame for Biology, Asantewaa Boaitey for Physics, Luca Harper for Psychology, Capucine Chatenier for Languages; Eleanor Palmer for History and Theo Rooney for Geography.

Class of 2019 student Theo Rooney receiving the Columbus Award for Geography

The Weill Award for Creative and performing Arts was given to Megan Rowland, while the Sirius Award for outstanding achievement was presented jointly to Joe Barker and Antoinette Simon.

Meanwhile, the senior school saw Pepa Birkett who recently gained 9 A*s in her GCSE’s also awarded the Senior Ever Courageous cup for academic attainment, while the Be Bold cup awarded for character went to Jacob Rush.

In the junior school, the Ever courageous Cup for academic attainment was won by Bella Grimsey, while Mariam Akunjee was presented with the Pi Challenge Award cup for academic achievement.

Principal Ms Edis said she was honoured to be able to review the “tremendous successes” of the academic year, and to look back on the school’s founding parents; vision, which has now become a reality.

Ms Edis said that the Class of 2019 had fulfilled the vision of the Academy's founding parents

“That vision was to create a centre of excellent for local children to develop the behaviours and achieve academic excellence to engage them to go to university, or an apprenticeships or to follow the career of their choice.  This academic year we witnessed the Class of 2019 fulfil that vision.” She said that 70% are going to university, 10% are joining apprenticeship schemes and the rest are taking gap years.

"All their hard work over the past seven years and with their stellar A level and BTEC results I know they will go onto incredible things.”

There were many other students and pupils too numerous to mention who were recognized for academic excellent, sporting achievements and other honours, see the full list here: 

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