Former A Level students at Cronton Sixth Form were welcomed back to the College for a special awards evening, honouring their outstanding achievements during their time at Cronton which has resulted in progression to some of the top universities in the UK.
The annual A Level Awards Evening is a key calendar event which allows staff the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work and results achieved by their former students and to hear about the exciting career pathways they are now on.
Taking place at the Cronton Playhouse theatre, guests including family and friends were welcomed by Leeann Bellfield, Head of Cronton Sixth Form. Over 40 awards from different A Level curriculum areas were presented to the exceptional students by The Worshipful the Mayor of Halton, Councillor Margaret Horabin.
Special mention went to Charlie Lamb who took home the overall Student of the Year award and to Daniel Ireland who took the John Collins Trophy.
Left to Right: The Worshipful the Mayor of Halton Councillor Margaret Horabin, Charlie Lamb and Deputy Head Ben Barton
Charlie, a former pupil at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College, was selected as Student of the Year after displaying “an excellent work ethic and leading by example.” Charlie has “consistently proven to be an excellent ambassador for the science and maths department and has engaged in a vast array of enrichment activities.” Charlie is now studying Biology at Oxford University.
The John Collins Trophy is for overall community spirit; helping others and being a big part of the College. Daniel, a former pupil at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy, was selected for the award after he demonstrated “an inspiring code of conduct and viewed life with a polite and well-mannered air that would in turn enthuse others to adopt the same attitudes.”
Following the awards, former student Adam Moore delivered a moving speech, talking about his time at Cronton as a Student Governor, his tutors and the many positive experiences during his studies.
Former student Adam Moore provides a talk
Special guest Dr Steven Stenhoff, Clinical Fellow in Undergraduate Medical Education and Clinical Anaesthesia at Manchester Royal Infirmary, then took to the stage to deliver an inspiring motivational talk to the students.
Head of Cronton Sixth Form, Leeann Bellfield commented, “It was an honour as Head of this wonderful College to present the class of 2019 with their awards. It was fantastic to welcome back so many of our former students and hear to how they are progressing.”
“The class of 2019 achieved amazing A Level results with a 99.5% pass rate. Many of them are now studying at some of the top universities around the country, including Oxford and Cambridge. I would like to wish all of the students the very best of luck for the future.”
Guests were entertained by The Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts at Cronton