Manor Awards Evening 2015

On Tuesday evening, The Manor Academy hosted its annual awards evening to celebrate all of the hard work students have put in for the past twelve months.

The award recipients were chosen by six strands: Enigma, Discovery, Voyage, Strive, Flourish and Manor College.

Over 100 awards were presented by Mrs Trusler to students, in front of a room full of proud family members and teachers.

At the end of the evening, the star awards were given out to some of the most hardworking students in the academy.

New Basics student, Jessica Smith was presented with the G R Hovington Award. Her teacher described her as: "the most conscientious and hardworking student that I have ever had the pleasure of teaching. Her literacy skills defy her age; she is considerate of, and patient with other students, and thrives on feedback from her teachers, which she then uses to improve her work with rigour and flair.  Jess is an all rounder and has represented the Academy in many sporting fixtures, as she begins the pursuit of her dream to become a PE Teacher.  It has been my absolute pleasure to teach Jess this year, and we all eagerly await to see her future successes."















The winner of the Ken Ball Award was Joseph Elder, who "constantly questions when he doesn't understand something both in Computing and Science. He is always willing to help others and loves being creative, especially in science where he creates iMovies to demonstrate his understanding."















The recipient of the Liz Broomhead Award was Megan Nelson. "Megan is a very dedicated student who has excelled across her Strive subjects. Her enthusiasm for learning sets an example to her fellow students. Outside of the classroom she has represented the academy in several sporting teams and has worked as a sports leader at school games events. Megan is an absolute credit to the Academy."















Sophie Mason was chosen to be presented with the David Golder Award. Her teacher said "Sophie has proved to be the most dedicated student that I have ever had the pleasure to teach.  She always goes the extra mile to ensure that her work is completed to the highest standard and is always ready with a question to test both myself and the other students.  Good luck in the future."















Dave Pope, was the recipient of the Mark Stephens Award. He is described as "one of the hardest working students in the Academy. He tries his hardest in every lesson and is always telling students that they need to work hard to do well and get a good job. He supports other students and has been involved in the chess club and the lunchtime clubs. He always aspires to be the best he can be - we are very proud of him."















Charlotte Cropper was chosen to be this year's recipient of the Richard Hawkins Trophy. 

"Charlotte is an exemplary Enigma student - a voracious reader with a highly creative mind, Charlotte is able to show insight and a very mature engagement with all texts, even the mundane. She is an active member of her classes, always willing to help others, but also to challenge them when needs be. Charlotte's work constantly surprises and inspires her   teachers. Her dedication to improvement is unparalleled. Her English teacher fully expects to see books on the shelves with Charlotte's name on in the future!"















Manor College student Simon Williams was chosen to be presented with the Jonathon Hickman Award.

"Simon has been an extremely committed and hard-working student throughout his time at The Manor Academy. As well as completing 4 A levels he also managed to hand in his EPQ 4 months early! Simon has also represented the Academy by giving presentations to parents and other students and has helped to organise numerous social events for Manor College. Simon is going to study natural sciences at Cambridge University in September and we wish him every success for the future."















Finally, the Principal's Award, chosen by Mrs Trusler, went to Saskia Clarkson.

"Saskia works relentlessly hard in every lesson, making every second she has within the Academy count towards her success. Saskia has overcome some challenging   circumstances and yet her enthusiasm, drive, motivation and passion for learning never ceases. Saskia is polite, respectful of others and never fails to help make our Academy a great place to be. Saskia is currently making better than expected progress in all of her GCSE subjects and places a huge amount of pride on her take away learning tasks.  Saskia is passionate about supporting charities – she has raised money for The Melon Mission which gets Brazilian girls off the street and keeps them safe being educated in Dance schools. Saskia has also set up her own charity with her family in memory of her late brother Ashley Clarkson through the Royal British Legion and her achievements have been recognised in the local media.  We are very honoured to have such a fantastic student in our Academy and I am sure that Saskia will continue to grow in confidence, transforming into a very successful young woman."















There were many other awards presented during the evening, and you can view all of the photos on The Manor Academy's Facebook page. Well done to all of our award winners!