Who were the winners at our Academy Awards?
Students were rewarded for their hard work, community commitment and sporting achievements at our 2011 Presentation Evening last week.
Parents, teachers and VIP guests gathered to celebrate the ever-growing success of the young people who attend The Academy. Awards were given for the outstanding achievements of students in subject areas, from Learning Development to the A-Level successes of the Sixth Form.
Successful A-Level students returned to collect awards
The highly sought after ‘Sponsors’ Awards’ covered a wide variety of achievements and recognised the future potential of students attending The Academy. Amongst the winners were Karley Mann, who was awarded The Haig Oundjian Award for Olympian Qualities and Charlie-May Hallam-Flaherty who won the Brunel Award for University Potential. Another Award covered commitment to Medicine and Health, supported by The Magdi Yacoub Institute, and was won by Lucy Cripps who hopes to study medicine in the future. The Watford Football Club Award for Contribution to Football was presented to Bernard Mensah, Year 11, by first team manager Malky Mackay. You can download the full list of Sponsors' Award winners by clicking HERE.
Watford FC Manager Malky Mackay and Lynn Gadd
The diversity of Awards and the ever-growing list of academic and sporting achievements give a great sense of growth within The Academy over the past six years. Professor Chris Jenks, Vice-Chancellor at Brunel University, gave an inspirational speech about education and learning which many students will carry with them as they move through their own path in education.
Speech by Professor Jenks, Vice-Chancellor at Brunel
Guests enjoyed performances by The Academy Choir and an innovative finale performance by young gymnasts and elite basketball players. The delicious five-star refreshments served by Cucina and the celebratory atmosphere made the event a special evening for everyone involved. Principal Lynn Gadd said: “Presentation Evening gives us the opportunity to celebrate all that is good at The Harefield Academy. We are so proud of our students and we enjoy telling them just how good they are during our formal evening of Awards.”
Delicious catering by Cucina