The annual OSSCAs evening (Outstanding Student Support Celebration Awards) was held on Wednesday 11th July. Once again, the evening was a great success with over 130 parents and students attending.
The event celebrates the success and achievements of students within Student Support throughout the academic year. A selection of categories included Positive Attitude, Improved Confidence and Improvements made in Literacy and Numeracy. Students in 2nd and 3rd places were awarded with a certificate. The winner in each category was presented with a gold ‘Hollywood’ OSSCA trophy, designed by Mr Dibble, Director of Language and Communication.
Sophie Paskin, Charlotte Morris and Keesha Small gave a beautiful rendition of Miley Cyrus’ ‘The Climb’, while Laura Blackwell read a particularly poignant poem entitled ‘Say I Fail?’
Guest speakers included Adam and Joe from the West Bromwich Albion Foundation, who presented students with certificates which recognised their participation in the sports development programme. Daniel Burton and Scott Hadley received particular praise, and were awarded trophies for ‘Outstanding Participation’.
Students who attended the Outward Bound trip in the Lake District were also praised for their participation and were awarded certificates from representatives, Chris Davies and Oliver Bloomfield, who had travelled down to help us celebrate the occasion.
The final award of the evening was ‘Student of the Year’. This was won by Emily Round who always strives to do her best and shows an excellent attitude to all aspects of school life.
The evening was closed by Professor Barry Carpenter OBE and Chair of Governors. He acknowledged the hard work of both students and staff within the Student Support Centre and summed the evening up in three words: ‘confidence’, ‘joy’ and ‘pride’.