ST Mary’s, Menston celebrated their summer KS3 awards ceremony on June 12.

Guest speaker on the evening was producer and reporter Lucy Hester. Lucy worked at BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Look North and is now a producer and reporter for the regional current affairs programme Inside Out. Lucy and her team also make numerous documentaries for BBC2 and BBC4.

The following special prizes and certificates were awarded to Year 8 students on the evening:

Art and Design: Matilda Baker; Portia Duke. Drama: Connie Gardner; Clare Soundy. English: Olivia Robertson; Rachel McCormack. Food Technology: Amelia Kiwomya; Thomas Ennis. French: Daisy Tarbett; Eve Midgley. Geography: Rebecca Shaw; Noah Northway. German: Oliver Howes; Louis Midgley. History: Ruby Adcock; Frances Halewood. ICT: Theo Clay; Isobel Farmer. Maths : Hannah Byrne; Jessica Rhodes. Music: William Joyce; Alessio Demurtas. PE Boys: Charlie Barnes; Peter Marsland. PE Girls: Isabelle Goodwin; Martha Hopkinson. Product Design: Keeva Volpe; Jack Lambert. RE: Lucy Charlton; Isabella Bene-Hamill. Science: Devon Rhodes; Orla Kleppen. Spanish: Eden Kenefick; Laura Scott. Textiles: Isabelle Tinsley; Niamh Watt.

Tutor Group Awards

Clitherow: Matthew Kilburn; Isabelle Teahan. Dickenson: Hannah Jenkins; Bogdan Kocsis. Fisher: Harley O’Brien; Ralph Quinn. Gwyn: Aleix Parkes Calzado; Ciara McGibbon. More: Storm Hanley; Joel Mundet-Poole. Postgate: Thomas Wild; Martha Newbury. Wharton: Olivia Leonard; Shamus Webster.

Special Awards

Attendance Shield Winners: Dickinson

100% Attendance in Year 7 and 8: Iggy Burrows, Charlotte Kenneth, Charlotte Oredecki

100% Attendance in Year 8: Iggy Burrows, Alessio Demurtas, Charlotte Kenneth, Robert Lock, Flinn Woodward-Chapman, Charlotte Oredecki, Aleix Parkes Calzado, Henry Preston, Ralph Quinn, Devon Rhodes, Rebecca Rosser

Conduct Cup: Gwyn

Progress Stamps: Laura Scott, Clare Soundy, Oliver Howes, Hannah Jenkins, Ethan Johnson, Harley O’Brien, Aleix Parkes Calzado, Eve Midgley, Storm Hanley, Isabella Bene-Hamill, Rebecca Shaw, Lucy Charlton, Rachel McCormack, Millie Helliwell.

Outstanding Sporting Achievement: Isabelle Goodwin, Chloe Bowman.

Outdoor Challenge Award: Christos Tzelis

Chaplaincy Award: Christina Vickers-Margarry

Pastoral and Governors’ Award: Clare Soundy

Music on the evening was provided by Year 8 students Rebecca Shaw and Hannah Jenkins.

Mr Darren Beardsley, Headteacher said: “I am delighted with the progress that the year group has made during Year 7 and Year 8 and the KS3 Awards Ceremony was an opportunity to recognise their effort and achievements. The pupils who received awards are representatives of a very successful year group, which has flourished under the careful guidance and encouragement of Student Progress Leader, Mr Harvey and his team of tutors. I would like to thank Lucy Hester for joining us for the celebrations and for her thoughtful and inspirational words. We look forward to the pupils continuing to make the most of their opportunities in the years ahead.”