Harrow Way Community School put its stars of 2019 centre stage recently at their celebrated Presentation Evening. The class of 2019 were back in force for the annual event which recognises academic endeavour and success, hard work, commitment and personal achievement. Former students joined proud parents, teachers and governors as the school showcased its outstanding results and student outcomes.
Giving a warm welcome to his former Year 11 students Headteacher Michael Serridge said:
Our annual Presentation Evening is always a special occasion and a wonderful opportunity for us to recognise a wide range of students for their remarkable achievements both in their GCSEs and throughout their time at Harrow Way. For the students here tonight, none of this would have been possible without the support of your families and your teachers and your own incredible hard work, resilience and determination. We are extremely proud of you.
I know I speak for many staff when I say that we have fond memories of the class of 2019. For five years the year group led the way in so many things. Throughout it all the students were hard-working, determined and increasingly committed to their studies, which has been reflected in some fantastic results.
Special guest for the evening was Sophie Roberts, a former Harrow Way student now successfully forging a Production career in the feature film industry. Before presenting students with their GCSE certificates and subject awards she imparted some words of wisdom, saying:
Things don’t always go to plan. I left my first university course early due to personal reasons, deciding to take a year out before reapplying. I then spent three years at Winchester University really grafting and networking and my determination paid off as once I graduated with a first-class honours in Media Production I was soon working as a runner on a film called Star Wars! So my message to you is don’t give up – things don’t always go to plan so just keep trying and you’ll get there in the end.
Sophie went on to show the students her showreel which includes working on films for Warner Brothers, Disney and Universal.
A very special part of the evening is the trophy presentation, the winners of which are always a closely guarded secret. Names revealed on the night were:
The Rotary Prize – presented to Lord Odunlami
For Community Vocational Service – ‘Service Above Self.’
The Chris Overton Cup– presented to Michael Summerfield
For sporting achievement.
The Hudson Cup – presented to Shannon Durrans and Kial Mumford
For outstanding contribution to PE and school sport.
The Le Creuset Cup– presented to Leah Warman
For outstanding performance in Catering.
The Chris Overton Shield– presented to Agata Ruminska
For Performing Arts.
Harrow Way Communications Trophy – presented to Tao Smith
For outstanding contribution to ICT.
The Veale/Scicluna Shield – presented to Willow Dallimore
For excellence in Media.
Office Depot Maths and Computing Shield – presented to Nicholas Fedor
For excellence in Maths and Computing.
The Mark Warren Shield – presented to Chloe Eaton
For the highest achiever in a Modern Foreign Language.
The Harrow Way English Award – presented to Jessica Tarbart
For excellence in English and English Literature.
The Partner West Africa Award – presented to Chloe Wilfort
For being a role model and good citizen.
The Will Dyke Cup – presented to India-Mae Jones
For exceptional contribution to the school life.
The Burbidge Shield – presented to Tamara Clackson
For community spirit.
The Alice Razza Award – presented to Liberty Southgate
For courage and determination.
Harrow Way Trophy – presented to Joshua Greenaway
For always being your best.
Harrow Way Shield – presented to Sadie Denyer
For outstanding personal achievement.
Harrow Way Cup – presented to Jed Trengove
To the best all-rounder.
The Harrow Way ‘WOW’ Award – presented to Joel Hesslegrave
For a truly outstanding academic achievement.
Anne King Shield– presented to Joel Hesslegrave
To the highest academic achiever.
Presentations to the Head Boy and Head Girl – presented to Chloe Wilford and Ted Trengove
For more information on Harrow Way Community School, please call 01264 364533 or visit www.harroway.hants.sch.uk. Visits to the school by appointment are always welcome.