A GLITTERING awards ceremony to celebrate students’ successes across all areas of the curriculum was held in front of a packed audience.

Flint High School’s annual achievement awards ceremony was attended by students and their families, staff, governors, and a number of special guests including members of Flint Rotary Club and The Lions.

The evening was compered by teachers Nick Spearpoint and Emma Lane.

Over the course of the evening certificates, trophies and awards were presented to more than 100 students from year seven through to year 13 in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the last academic year.

A number of additional accolades included the Lions Awards which were presented to students nominated by the school’s learning managers for their exceptional performance during the previous school year.

The Alan Jones community award in commemoration of the governor who served at Flint High and, as a member of the Lions, worked to support the community of Flint for many years, was presented by Ken Hughes to Harley Noble in recognition of his incredible fundraising activities, despite living with cerebral palsy.

Harley attends the charity Stick ‘n’ Step twice a week and wanted to raise enough money for another child to be able to access the fantastic work and support that he has benefited from.

He and his dad decided to do a triathlon to raise the £4,500 needed.

With huge determination and hard work, Harley not only completed the triathlon but smashed his target by raising over £13,500.

The Rotary Club’s annual community award, which is given to a young person who goes the extra mile to support their community, was presented to Maisie Price-Roberts.

Ever since year seven Maisie has been involved in 5x60 activities as a sports council representative, young ambassador, volunteer assistant with lunch time sessions, running transition club, and netball after school clubs - among a number of other activities.

Throughout the evening, musical entertainment was provided by year seven students Libby May Hughes, Olivia Francis-Owen, Poppy Francis-Owen, Emily Grice and Ceciliah Mawarire who sang ‘Million Dreams’, and year 10 students Erica Roberts and Jessica Rowley who gave a moving performance of the song ‘Stay’.

Sixth form students Carthryn Cartwright, Cate England and Tegan Jones sang ‘Tenerife Sea.’

Andrea Roberts, chair of governors, said: “It has been a fantastic evening and, yet again, it is wonderful to see our incredibly talented students who have excelled both in and outside of school. I would like to congratulate each student who has received an award this evening."

Head teacher Jim Connelly, said: “This evening celebrates our students’ hard work, dedication and perseverance and, alongside academic achievement, it is heartwarming to see how many of them have gone above and beyond to help others within our community.”

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