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Celebrating exceptional individuals at this year's awards ceremony
Posted: 6 Mar 2017
Students and teachers from across Ormiston Academies Trust’s network are celebrating following their successes at this year’s Annual Awards.
The Awards, now in their third year, recognise and celebrate the achievements of exceptional students and teachers from the 31 Ormiston academies across the country. This year’s theme was ‘Raising Aspirations, broadening horizons’, recognising the strong emphasis placed on Enrichment at OAT.
The awards were presented by the host for the evening, talented biochemist, wild animal biologist and TV presenter Liz Bonnin. 16 awards were presented to students and teachers for outstanding achievements at the glitzy award ceremony in London.
The winners travelled from their schools to London for the ceremony, where they enjoyed a three-course dinner and entertainment from talented students Roddy Brewer, of Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, and Victory Façade, from Ormiston Victory Academy, both in Norfolk.
The evening’s proceedings were sponsored by award partners TEEAM, Ginger Energy Ltd, LiteracyPlanet, Ormiston Trust, PLMR, The School Bus, Tes and Zurich Municipal.
Chief Executive of Ormiston Academies Trust, Toby Salt said:
"Our Annual Awards are an important opportunity to recognise and celebrate the fantastic work that goes on at all our academies, and it was a fantastic evening for all involved. We are extremely proud of the exceptional students and staff who were awarded on the night, and pleased to receive so many nominations of outstanding quality.
"We are hugely grateful to our award partners, without whom the evening would not be possible. By collaborating with other organisations, we can all work to ensure that young people get the best start in life."
Liz Bonnin, host for the evening, biochemist, wild animal biologist and TV presenter said:
"I jumped at the chance to support OAT because they make it a priority to provide students with opportunities outside of the classroom and well as within it - to support each and every individual in finding their path in life, raising their aspirations and broadening their horizons.
"As adults our job is to inspire and support the next generation, to provide them with the right skills to thrive and achieve great things in life. And tonight was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the teachers and students who deserve to be recognised for what they have achieved in this regard."