Year 11 leavers returned for a very special evening to celebrate their recent achievements at Greenfield Community College. The evenings were a great success with students coming along with their families to receive their GCSE certificates and take part in the annual awards ceremony. The events, held at both the Aycliffe and Shildon site have become a special date in the school calendar, allowing the year group to re-unite to celebrate their time at Greenfield.
Staff were delighted to welcome back former students Danielle Mercer and Lauren Foster to present the awards. Danielle left Greenfield Community College in 2010 and has since pursued a successful career in forensic psychology. Lauren Foster, an integral member of the ‘Greenfield Family’ was on hand at Shildon, Lauren is not only a key member of the maths department but was also a former student at Shildon. “It was great to have members of the Greenfield family to present the awards and talk about their experience,” said Head of School, Mr Stuart Dixon.
In addition to receiving GCSE and other academic certificates a number of students were also presented with special individual awards for outstanding academic and personal performance. Students were nominated in subject areas and the standard of achievement was excellent. Congratulations must go to all concerned, the following excelled in their category and were well deserved winners:
Ben Maxfield (Marie Longstaff Trophy for English) Deklan Crowe, Ben Maxfield, Aiden Ord and Megan Wilkinson (Progress in English) Ben Maxfield (GCSE Business) Emma Smith (GCSE Computing) Neave Heaton (Geography) Rosie Elvidge (History) Ben Maxfield (Mathematics) Deklan Crowe, Olivia Mallender and Joey Proctor (Progress in Mathematics) Brianna Atkins (MFL) Neave Heaton (Music) Adara Nattrass (PE) Caitlin Hodgson (RE) Thomas Cook (Science ) Deklan Crowe, Emily Hall, Richard Hockworth, Sarah Rennison and Luis Twidale (Progress in Science) Paige Spensley (Art & Design) Adara Nattrass (Dance) Sian Smith (Toothill Trophy for Design & Technology) Rosie Elvidge (Drama) Sinead Hinton and Ben Maxfield (Attendance Award) Adara Nattrass (Social Contribution) Molly Clark (Outdoor & Adventurous Activities Award) Aaron Dixon (QE Sixth Form Award) Tamer Elhasan (Respect Award) Holly Stephenson (Progress Award) and Ben Maxwell received the Mayor’s Trophy for the Highest Academic Achievement.
Shildon Site – Leigh Stabler (Art & Design) Lewis Keenlyside (Drama) Emma Lee (English) Adam Aldwinckle, Elliott Brown and Lewis Keenlyside (Progress in English) Danielle Sear (GCSE Business) Elliott Brown (GCSE Computing) Chloe Bell (Geography) Sam Cunningham (History) Chloe Bell (Mathematics) Matthew Dickson, Emma Lee, Callum Reece and Megan Reed (Progress in Mathematics) Robert Beaston (MFL) Abigail Charlton (Music) Elliott Brown (Photography) Jack Comerford (PE) Mason Milburn (RE) Abigail Charlton (Science) Chloe Bell, Elliott Brown, Mason Milburn and Callum Reece (Progress in Science) Abbie Charlton (Attendance Award) Eve Bainbridge (QE Sixth Form Award) Robert Beaston (Mayor’s Award Community Spirit) Stacie Williamson (Adelaide Accolade) Danielle Sear (Brusselton’s Best) Lewis Taylor (The Deanery Legend) and Robert Beaston received the award for Highest Academic Achievement.
Executive Headteacher, Mr David Priestley was full of praise “the students have demonstrated commitment and resilience. There are some outstanding achievements in this year group but we are proud of each and every student. I believe that the class of 2018 are an inspiration, they have taken advantage of the opportunities we have provided to develop as ambitious, confident, self-led learners” said Mr Priestley.
The evenings offered a lovely opportunity for all the students and families to catch-up and share some great memories, bringing each other up-to-date with plans for the future. Staff at Greenfield Community College would like to thank everyone involved for two wonderful evenings and look forward to keeping in touch with future progress.
“It was fantastic to welcome back our class of 2018 on Wednesday evening at Shildon and Thursday evening at Newton Aycliffe this week. The Greenfield Community College family enjoyed time together celebrating the fabulous progress and attainment achieved by our cohort of 2018 Year 11 students. I am so proud of each and every student on the brilliant results that they achieved and the rounded, successful young adults that they have become. We wish them every success in the future.” said Mr Dixon.