Prior Park Prep pupils from Brownlow have been cheering loud enough to bring down the rafters, following their win of the House Cup which was announced in today’s Awards & House Champions Assembly.
Whilst many awards were given to out to great applause, the atmosphere changed at one key moment - that was when Mr Barton mentioned the House Points Totals. Then, the children shifted on their seats, edged forward, raised their eyes, crossed their fingers, put hands over mouths, hushed and then…to rapturous applause, smiles and they erupted into the most enthusiastic of celebrations.
Without doubt, the children clearly loved the competition and being part of a team, but there was much more to this assembly. Being a school for adventurous minds it also celebrated all the academic and sporting achievements for this year, whilst remaining the school for good hearts by rewarding those who worked hard, improved and worked best in a team.
There were so many were given recognition in this special assembly. Here are a handful:
- Tyla who won the Rupert Agis Cup, for most outstanding athletics performance
- Nicholas - a cricket star to watch for the future
- Five cricketers, who scored significant numbers of runs and were not out, were all awarded miniature cricket bats marking their achievements
- Rohan received a Players' Player award for U8 Cricket.
- The special Bronze badge winners - for five or more certificates
- Jacob for what he achieves in Athletics
- Georgia and Maddy who have been a vital support to the Rounders team
- Amelia and Olivia who have excellent understanding, commitment and bring challenge to the best of them in Tennis
She has astounded us all broken a number of records in long jump, 100m and 200m. Tyla is an extremely talented role model who makes time to train independently every evening.Miss Bird, Head of Girls Games
Equally important was all the efforts in the classroom. Form prizes, for the children's hard work on the academic front were given to Years 3-7 (Year 8s on Friday). Mrs Trim, our Head of Learning, found that these awards were a very difficult decision to make. She had to take into account teachers' comments, exam results and reports. They were awarded for the most improved, hardworking, outstanding in the classroom and so many had a high number of votes.
Well done everyone.
I know you all continue to amaze me and I cannot wait to see what is next.Miss Bird, Head of Girls' Games