Olympic Gold Medalist Celebrates with Students and Staff at St. Mary’s
Year 13 Presentation Evening 2016 gallery (77 photos)
Team GB Rower and Olympic Gold medalist Mr Paul Bennett recently joined students, parents and staff at St. Mary’s, as guest speaker, to present awards at the school’s annual Sixth Form Presentation Evening.
Paul enjoyed a memorable Olympic debut as he added Rio 2016 Gold to the back-to-back World Championship titles he had won with the men’s eight. The Oxford Blue is in his fourth season with the senior squad, having made his GB Rowing Team debut in the first international race of the Rio Olympiad. Paul, the tallest rower in the GB squad at 6’8”, has also won European Silver and Bronze plus a host of World Cup medals during an impressive start to his international career.
St. Mary’s results gained in the summer meant that well over 80% of the cohort gained places at university with no fewer than 95 students securing places at their first choice university.
On the evening, students returned to receive not only their A-level certificates but also special individual subject and community awards.
|Applied Science||Chloe Sunderland|
|English Language||Ella Fitzpatrick|
|English Literature||Luca Rizzello|
|English Dual||Oliver Ribchester|
|General Studies||Thomas Markham|
|Government and Politics||Benjamin Hopwood|
|Health and Social Care||Nisa Iqbal|
|Further Maths||Thomas Hewitt|
|Product Design||Abigail Brown|
|BTEC Sports Studies||Oscar Turnbull|
|Theatre Studies||Benedict Kershaw|
|Highest Points Score at A-level||Thomas Brady|
|Highest Average Points Score at A-level||Lucy Tindale|
|Greatest Progress from KS4 to A-level||Michael Cockroft|
|The Kevin Leaver Memorial Geography Prize||Clare O’Neill|
|Sports College Award for Excellence in Sport||James Cape|
|Molybdenum Prize for Creative Thinking in Chemistry||Mairenn Collins|
|Stephen Botterill Award for Excellence in the Physics of Forces and Motion||Connor Nelson|
Rotary Service Above Self Award
|Otley Lions Achievement Awards||Kevin Bediouhoune
|Governors' Award||Mairenn Collins
|The Bambisanani Partnership and Diana Awards||Thomas Brady
|The Sbonelo Magwaza Award||Mitchell Lofthouse|
|Eric Dawson Award for ‘The Distance Travelled’||Daniel Lofthouse|
Music on the evening was provided by Molly Ness and Year 12 student, Rosie Egan.
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Olympic Gold Medalist Celebrates with Students and Staff at St. Mary’s, Menston [DIOCESEOFLEEDS.ORG.UK] [ILKLEY GAZETTE]