FLEDGLING musicians, scientists and a kart racing champion have been recognised for their achievements.
Stockley Academy hosted its annual prize-giving event on Tuesday last week, at which students were presented with awards for their successes during the past year.
A talk was given by Paul Jardine, chief operating officer with the insurance company Catlin Group, which has strong links with the school in Park View Road, Yiewsley.
He said how impressed he was with the students and made reference to his own academic and professional career, sharing his motto: The harder you work, the luckier you get.
Music was provided by students Hazel Akhazemea, Patrick Rai and Yusuf Dunn, who performed the Mumford and Sons song, The Cave.
Deputy head girl Paige Herbert, 17, who co-hosted the event, was commended for her role in a pilot scheme with the National Literacy Trust to enable children to further engage in reading at school and at home.
“I am proud to have been part of the group awarded a trophy for the Outstanding Team Award,” she said. “I found the experience of working as a leader very rewarding.”
Brett Ward, 16, was given the Record Breaker Award. He came second in the Junior Max finals at the Rotax World Championships, held in the USA last month.
“If it wasn’t for Stockley Academy, I couldn’t have done it,” he said. “They have supported me and ensured that my education didn’t slip when I had to attend competitions.”
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