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    Year 7 - 10 Prize Giving Evening

    Guest of Honour, Mr Nick Hurd MP, presented the prizes to students at the school's Year 7 - 10 Prize Giving evening.

    Bishop Ramsey Church of England School held its Prize Giving for Years 7-10 on Thursday 18th June.  

    Year 10 students Anna Thompson and Scott McCreeth opened proceedings welcoming students past and present, parents and staff. In addition they welcomed the guest of honour Mr Nick Hurd, MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, giving a brief insight into his work including the campaign to keep cancer services at Mount Vernon hospital.

    The introduction was followed by Deborah Jardine and Reanna Gregory performing ‘Hold Back the River’.  Piano

    In his report, Headteacher Andrew Wilcock gave a review of the 2014 – 2015 academic year focusing on the many achievements and successes at the school.  He wanted to celebrate the success of our community as the year reaches its climax. Mr Wilcock stated that “the talent, dedication and kindness of Bishop Ramsey students and staff is simply amazing.” Achievements included an outstandingly good year on the sports field, subject prizes and house events. Looking to the future Mr Wilcock stated that we need to celebrate the light that shines in this community.

    Mr Wilcock then explained that Mrs Helen Simmons, Head of Drama was being presented with the Silver Teaching Award, a special prize as she has reached the national finals of The Teacher of the Year Award. Helen is one of nine candidates from schools around the country who will be in the grand final in September.  In his citation Mr Wilcock stated: “Helen is amazingly passionate about Drama and the impact it has on all her students. Helen is a woman that empowers students as she consistently produces numerous casts for upcoming shows and events. She achieved an outstanding result of 77% A*-A with her GCSE class from last year which is outstanding.”  

    Talented musician Andrei Anghel then played ‘Revolutionary’ Etude by Chopin to rapturous applause.   

    This was followed by the presentation of prizes by Mr Hurd to students in Years 7-10 for the academic year 2014-15. In his address Mr Hurd stated that “I am hugely impressed by the quality of the young members of Bishop Ramsey. I advise all students here tonight to take your time and try to explore and realise what you want to do. Don’t be afraid to fail.” In conclusion, Mr Hurd advised students to “not stay in your comfort zone - challenge yourself!”  A Bishop Ramsey student presented Mr Hurd with a thank you gift of a bottle of champagne.

    The evening closed with a vote of thanks from the two students who had opened the evening and a final blessing by Reverend Evans, a Governor of the school.