Pupils’ achievements recognised at awards night

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The achievements of students at a Peterlee school have been recognised in an awards ceremony.

Former pupils at St Bede’s Catholic School and Byron Sixth Form College were invited back to the venue where a host of accolades were handed out awarding academic and personal achievements as well as contribution to school life.

The awards were presented by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

Peter McMahon, head of school, said: “It was a marvellous evening and a wonderful opportunity for us to recognise the achievement of our students. We are very privileged to have had Baroness Grey Thompson as our guest.”

The celebration was attended by Caroline O‘Neill, the director of education for Durham.

Award winners were:

• Director of Post-16 Studies Award: Aaron Worthington.

• Year 11 Pastoral Award: William Bates.

• Kasia Ber Award (former student): Ellie Green.

• Head Boy and Head Girl: Tommy Beer and Gabrielle Cook.

• Governor’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Byron: Abbie Leadbitter.

• Governor’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Year 11: Rebecca Hardy.

• Headteacher’s Award for Personal Achievement in Byron: Beth Javens.

• Headteacher’s Award for Personal Achievement in Year 11: Marcus Luke.

• Award for Outstanding Contribution to our Community (Byron): Stephen Wood.

• Award for Outstanding Contribution to our Community (St Bede’s): Billie Matthews.

• Derek Mylroi Award: Marc Wood.

• Ken Teears Memorial Trophy: Frazer Terry.

• The Colin Cooper Award: Dan Middleton.

• The Kevin Ball Award: Francesca Hall.

• The Tanni Grey-Thompson Award: Kitty Marie.