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Hornchurch school praises pupil achievement at glittering awards ceremony at Queen's Theatre

PUBLISHED: 13:34 28 January 2016 | UPDATED: 13:54 28 January 2016

Sanders School celebrated the success and achievements of its pupils at Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch. Photo Stacey Kyraciou

Sanders School celebrated the success and achievements of its pupils at Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch. Photo Stacey Kyraciou

Stacey Kyraciou

A school honoured the many achievements of its pupils both past and present at a glittering ceremony at a Hornchurch theatre last Thursday.

One hundred and eleven awards were handed out from teachers at Sanders School, in Suttons Lane, Hornchurch to pupils in years eight to 11 at Queen’s Theatre in Billet Lane, Romford.

Julie Steel, assistant head teacher said she was delighted to see so many children taking part as an award winner or performer who entertained the audience.

She said: “Our theme this year was ‘celebration’ – and we had a lot to celebrate from individual to group achievements and aspirations to recognising success in a variety of different forms.”

Special award winners were - Jade and Jake Attfield for endeavour, Jake John for perseverance, friends of Sanders - Ayshe Stefano-Hassan and Regan Taylor for academic excellence.

Lower school pupils Arise Akalonu and Steven Ardley won an award for academic excellence along with Jennifer List and Adam Cook of the upper school.

The “Rachel Heather” award for services to the school went to Joseph Howes and the Sanders School team award went to year 10 trampolining team members - Chloe Brewster, Sammi Randal, Amy Obi, Georgia Newton and Beverly Jones.

The Sanders School “Citizen of the Year Award” went to year seven pupil, Daniel Noble, Laurel Belverstone in year eight, Tillie-May Shirra in year nine, Lexie Parrott in year 10 and George Romana in year 11.

Special recognition for outstanding leadership in adversity went to year 11 pupil Joshua Woolnough.

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