Gillotts Students in Years 7-9 celebrated success at an awards evening at the school last week.
Before the awards were presented, Lucy Butler, Director for Children, Education and Families for Oxfordshire County Council spoke on the theme of Paths to Success. She talked about her own career path and the decisions she has made along the way. She told the students, “The path to success is not smooth. Do what you love and be determined as life is short.”
There were also musical performances from Lauren Leach-Scrivens and Abishek Thapa.
Awards were given for biggest positive impact for each subject, house points, attendance, contribution to the community, extra curriculum involvement, tutor group role model, independent learner, most improved attitude to learning for progress and the girl and boy of the year for each house.
Ben Wilkinson was then presented with the Andrew Stevens’ Award for Resilience. This award was in memory of Andrew who lost his battle with cancer last year and was awarded to his youngest daughter Sarah last year. Catharine Darnton, Headteacher said, “This award is given to a student who has lots of things going on in their tough life but they just get on with it.”
Lulu Broadbent was awarded the top award of the evening – Best Key Stage 3 Student.
Catharine added, “I was delighted to have Lucy come and talk this evening. She spoke passionately about her own professional background, which is in adult Social Care. Our role is about supporting the students to be the best that they can be. As Lucy said, the journey is not easy and what you put in is what you get out.”