Saturday, 23 September 2017

Students honoured after school’s GCSE results

MORE than 60 awards were presented to former pupils of Gillotts School in Henley in recognition of their hard work and achievements.

MORE than 60 awards were presented to former pupils of Gillotts School in Henley in recognition of their hard work and achievements.

Last year’s GCSE students returned specially for the event on Thursday last week.

Headteacher Catharine Darnton presented the awards across a range of subjects including history, art and design, the sciences, business studies, computing, dance, drama, media studies and languages.

An award for outstanding achievement was given to Jordan Poulos for achieving nine A*s and two A grades in his GCSEs.

Last year’s head girl Steph Croft was honoured for her contribution to the school. Jocelyn Daruvalla-Davies, Lorna Cousins, Hattie Foster, Mary Bowley, Amber Pocock and Lauren Way received awards for contributions to their houses.

David Gorsuch, chairman of governors, told the guests: “One of the reasons I love coming is because it’s a reminder that there are so many routes to a rich and fulfilling life in the world today. The world is so much more varied than it was, certainly when I was growing up and moving into the world of work, and there is a multitude of possibilities out there.”

Mrs Darnton said: “Our GCSE results in 2015 were our second best ever and we’re really proud.

“The students worked incredibly hard. I can remember them when they were really little coming into the school. They came to us as children and they leave us as adults and it’s lovely to see them growing in confidence and independence.”

The guest speaker was former pupil Kirsty Robinson, who is now an independent film-maker. She showed clips from her coming-of-age film Tea and Cake, which includes scenes filmed at the school.



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