Students honoured during school's first awards night

School pupils were hailed in their first annual '˜Academy Awards' ceremony aimed at celebrating excellence and expertise.

Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 2:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 2:47 pm
The school's choir performing a celebration medley

Dyke House Sports and Technology College in Hartlepool staged the new awards event who also saw guest speaker Ellis Stewart, who twice bid to climb Mount Everest and wrote a book on his experiences.

Among the award winners were Igal Christopher, who won the Principal’s Choice Award, for obtaining the highest number of effort levels across the academic year, in the whole college.

Ellie Mullender - Student of the Year

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The Student Choice Award - voted by the students, went to Charlie Angus.

And Student of the Year went to Ellie Mullender - voted for by staff and students as someone who persistently goes above and beyond, exceeding all expectations and being a genuinely lovely person to be around.

Executive principal Andrew Jordon said: “The event has been a huge success, it is only fair and right that we celebrate moments such as these, in order to recognise the boundless resilience and efforts of our students.”

Helen Dawson, lead in staff and pupil praise, said: “This event was the first of its kind at Dyke House College and part of a much bigger framework for recognising student success. We want students to be proud to wear our uniform, safe in the knowledge that their hard work will be recognised.”

Elite Dance Troupe - homage to Battle of Britain
Ellis Stewart - guest speaker
Audience shot