At the last Gillotts School assembly of the summer team, a large number of awards were presented to students and there were musical performances to celebrate the end of term.
Headteacher, Catharine Darnton presented student awards for academic subjects for Years 7, 8 and 10 along with special certificates and trophies. The Will Manson Maths prize went to Beatrice, the Duke of Edinburgh Award went to Lawrence, the Moonland Award for a student excelling in KS3 Science was presented to Cameron and the Compassion Award went to Maggie.
David Adamson from Henley Lions came to present the Vivian Morris Award for Music which was presented to Year 11 student Aaron who plays the clarinet. The award includes a cheque for £200. Aaron said, “I’ve been learning clarinet since Year 4. I feel very proud to receive this award and very thankful to the Music Department at Gillotts and would like to thank Henley Lions for this award. Although I won’t be studying music at A Level I will continue to play at Reading Boys School.
Catharine also presented badges to the new head students Evie, George and Bethan and headteacher’s awards for students who had gained more than 315 house points.
The excitement then started to build with Head of PE, Hayley Rogers announcing the results of Sports Day with Pankhurst house winning and Orwell won the house trophy this year.
Headteacher, Catharine Darnton said, “It was good to have a final assembly all together after not having one for the last two years because of the pandemic. We have finally reached the end of another hectic, enjoyable and successful year – and our first year in three without a period of remote education. The challenges of COVID have remained – with high levels of student and staff absence in various periods of the year, and so some caution still in place – but there has been no doubt that this has been a more ‘normal’ year, with the return of fixtures, trips, concerts and shows, Prom and of course GCSE exams.”
The assembly finished with a rousing rendition of Hey Jude!