Awards Evening 2013

School Celebrates a Year of Outstanding Achievement

Press Release 20.11.13

Students and staff at St Mark’s School held their annual Awards Evening on Wednesday 20th November, welcoming Managing Director of Vivid Wrap Ltd, Steve Williams as their guest speaker.

The event provided the perfect opportunity to share in the achievements and successes of students throughout the recent academic year, particularly those students celebrating early GCSE successes.

Head of School, Mr Chris Ryan said:

“The Awards Evening is a wonderful celebration of the achievements of the students of St Mark’s School.”

“St Mark’s is a warm and caring school with a supportive family ethos. We have many dedicated staff, all focused on helping and supporting our students achieve both academically and pastorally. The Awards Evening is a unique event in the school calendar that allows us to recognise the work and commitment of our students and celebrate their achievements.

He added:

“We were delighted to welcome our Guest Speaker, Steve Williams, as an inspiring Bath-based entrepreneur. We are grateful for the support that has shown our school and look forward to working closely with Steve on collaborative projects in the future.”

The school is supported every year at its Awards Evening by local businesses and community members, many of whom sponsor key achievement awards.

Head of Transition and Year 7, and organiser of the event, Mrs Michele Hills, said “We are grateful for the support and encouraging relationships that we share with many local businesses and for their continued input into our school.”

“Once again, the Bath Chronicle kindly provided the Award for English, with this year’s recipient, Max Stevenson-Diamond, being a very deserving winner. Max has a flair for the written word. He is imaginative, creative and frequently produces engaging work of a very high standard which is a delight to read.”

Amongst the other awards presented were the AIM Cup for innovation in ICT, donated by Peter McCowen of 123 AIM Business Mentoring and awarded to Sam Whitfield; The Natwest Award for Mathematics awarded to Jack Flemmons; The Wessex Water Award for Science, awarded to Bryan Clarke and The Wicheard Cup, awarded to Calvin Thomas for making extraordinary progress and outstanding academic achievements.

This year’s winner of The Business Support Group Award, presented for outstanding achievement was awarded to Leeroy Midgley-Bryant.

“During the last 12 months it has been a pleasure to witness the transformation in Leeroy’s behaviour and attitude. He has matured into a focused young man and this was recognised when he was chosen as a Senior Student,” said Head of School, Chris Ryan.

Gemma Meredith was awarded the St Mark’s Overall Achievement Trophy.