Over 300 students were celebrated at The Brunts Academy’s annual Celebration of Achievement Evening at phenomenal ceremonies held on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st June 2016.
The Academy, lead academy of The Evolve Trust, held their celebrations at Mansfield Palace Theatre where students received awards for academic, extra-curricular and pastoral achievements and efforts over the past year. 9 students were also presented with special awards which recognised them for Directors’ Integrity (sponsored by The Evolve Trust), Janice Addison (ex-CEO and Executive Principal) Award for Outstanding Effort and Progress and the Headteacher’s Award for Outstanding Achievement.
The audience over the two evenings were treated to 14 different acts which showcased the extraordinary talents of the Music, Dance and Performing Arts faculties. Acts included spectacular solos of Les Miserables’ ‘I dreamed a dream’ and Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ and the award winning Swing and Concert bands.
The awards evenings were generously sponsored and supported by the local business community including Dalmatian (organisation support), Crystal Knitwear (sponsor of Technology), Mansfield Town Football in the Community (sponsor of PE), Hays (sponsor of Humanities), Ransom Wood (sponsor of Science), Remarkable.net (sponsor of ICT),Teachers UK (sponsor of English), The Evolve Trust (sponsor of the Directors’ Award for Integrity and organisation support) and TIS (sponsor of Maths).
A special mention must be given to the awards presenters who were Malcolm Hall, MBE, of Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies, Richard Fuller of County Battery Services, Nathan Dijsktra of Laing O’Rourke and Philippa Smith and Yos Iwanczuk of Hays.
Carl Atkin, Headteacher, said: “Brunts are extremely proud of our students and events like these happen because we strongly believe it is important to and we pride ourselves that we recognise and celebrate the successes of our students. Brunts is very lucky to have such a talented and diverse range of students on its roll and our successes are testament to the hard work of our staff and our students’ achievement”.