Kings of Wessex Academy

STUDENTS, parents and staff came together at the Cheddar school’s academy awards evening last week to celebrate the last academic year.

More than 250 awards were given out to at the 35th annual ceremony.

High achievers across GCSE, AS and A Level exams received recognition for their hard work.

Student Rebecca Rowntree received The Kings of Wessex Shield for her ‘participation in academy life’.

Nadine Williams was awarded the Jill James Cup for Enthusiasm for her ‘contribution, and support to other students’.

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Patrick Smith was honoured with the Community School Award for ‘sharing his technical expertise and support to the Cheddar Arts@Kings Theatre programme’.

Students with a 100 per cent attendance record also claimed awards.

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Guest speaker Stephen Moss, author and former BBC Springwatch presenter was on hand to give a speech at the awards.

Headteacher Chris Richardson said: He said: “Our awards evening is a wonderful tradition at Kings and I was proud to see so many of our students receive awards as a tribute to themselves, their parents and our staff.”

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