Sir William Robertson Academy recently held three special awards ceremonies to celebrate the achievements and success of their pupils over the last year.
The Welbourn school held its Lower, Upper and Leavers Awards with some inspirational guest speakers, including Casey Stoney, the England Ladies football captain helping give out the awards.
Headteacher Mark Guest said: “It was a privilege to welcome Casey Stoney, the England Ladies football captain and first female member of the Professional Footballers’ Association Management Committee to our Upper School Awards. Her address to students and their families was captivating, charting her inspirational rise to international recognition – from continual rejection by various boys’ teams to making her first appearances for England. All of this she achieved while battling financial hardship and the male-dominated world of our national game.”
Patrick Fisher, managing director of Beaumond House Hospice in Newark, helped present book prizes to pupils at the Lower School Awards, recognising their progress and achievement through the year. He talked with passion about the positive and life-enriching work that his organisation carries out 365 days a year.
Barbara Stimpson, a journalist from BBC Radio Lincolnshire and also a former pupil of SWRA, was guest speaker at the Leavers Awards and visited the school to include pupils in radio interviews and programme making about the life of Sir William Robertson.