Ulverston Victoria High School, a partner of Choose South Cumbria, celebrated its annual senior prize-giving on Thursday evening.
Students from Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 at UVHS received awards from Dr Nick Palmer, a consultant interventional cardiologist at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.
Dr Palmer is a former UVHS student who previously lived in Great Urswick.
Emily Lockhart, pictured above, won the school prize for best overall achievement at GCSE with 10 A*s and an A.
Jasmine McKenna received The Callanan Prize for contribution to life of the school.
Jacob Allen won the Herbert William Cousins Memorial Prize for highest academic success by a boy.
Molly Moss received the GF Longbotham Prize for the highest academic success achieved by a girl.
Hannah Armstrong won the Mysterious Ulverston Curry Club Prize for service to the school.
Headteacher Denis Fay said 2015 had possibly been the best in the school’s history, with the record GCSE and A-Level outcomes, being oversubscribed and the multi-million pound redevelopment of the school.
Mr Fay thanked Roger Cahalin, an assistant head at the school who acted as project liaison manager for the new building and refurbishments, which include six refurbished science labs, three new maths rooms, a new design and technology classroom, plus three refurbished rooms in design and technology, three new art rooms, refurbished toilets, a new sixth form common room, new learning support facilities and a cloister area.
The headteacher also thanked the leadership team, teachers and support staff, the governors, the students and parents for their dedication to the school.
Mr Fay quoted John Griffiths, now the Reverend Griffiths, the former deputy head whose vision can be seen in much of the new build, who said: “This is a dream that became a vision and a vision that became a reality. This is a fantastic school and now it’s got facilities that match its true potential.”
Article taken from the North-West Evening Mail.
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