Former students return to Cronton to receive their awards
The students returned from their respective universities, where they have now began their courses, in order to receive their certificates. The ceremony also gave the opportunity for the Student of the Year Awards to be presented.
This year’s winners include:
Student of the Year for Business – Tom Clifton previously from Knowsley Park Centre for Learning
Student of the Year for History – James Leyshon previously from St Francis Xavier’s College
Student of the Year for Science and Humanities – Sean O’Donnell previously from Halewood Academy
Student of the Year for English and Modern Foreign Languages – Charlotte Canning – previously from Penketh High School
Student of the Year for Humanities – Fiona Gray previously from The Health School, Runcorn
Student of the Year for Physical Education – Ryan Barnshaw previously from The Grange School, Runcorn
Student of the Year for Performing Arts – Rosie Hornby previously from Wade Deacon High School
Student of the Year for IT – Gareth Watson previously from Wade Deacon High School
Student of the Year for Geography – Samantha Filkins previously from The Bankfield School
Student of the Year for Creative Arts – Chelsea Hicks – previously from Wade Deacon High School
The Mond Award for Outstanding Results in Science – Andrew Bullock previously from Halewood Academy and Luke Howard previously from Penketh High School
Student of the Year for contribution to the College Community – Fiona Gray
Student of the Year 2013 – Callum Stevens previously from Penketh High School
Philip Taylor, Head of Cronton Sixth Form said, “It was real delight to welcome back so many of our former students who are now spread across the country, from St Andrews in the North to Exeter in the South. We also welcomed as guests including the Deputy Mayor of Halton, Councillor Shaun Osborne, and Professor Anne Juel from the University of Manchester.
“The students were all reminded by Principal Mary Murphy during her opening speech about the fantastic breadth of their experience at Cronton, the performances and dances they had performed in, the rich literature they had studied, the science they had researched, the huge number of trips locally, nationally and internationally they had been on, along with the vast amount of money they had raised for a variety of different charities. These were just some of the enrichment activities which have contributed to making Cronton such a lively and friendly place to study.
“It had produced a cohort of students eager to perform their best in the exams during the summer and this they certainly did. The results of 100% pass rate and 80% high grades were the best the college has ever known. A raft of A* students returned from universities such as Cambridge, York, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Nottingham, to collect their A level certificates. Prizes were awarded for many subjects.
“Fiona Gray took the Award for Humanities and the Award for Contribution to the College Community. She then spoke warmly about her time at Cronton and what it had meant to her. Student of the Year for 2013 was Callum Stevens who’s 4 A* grades in Maths and Sciences earned him a place at Cambridge University.”
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