St John Bosco Teaching School Alliance

Special Event - Double Awards Success

28 June 2012

We were delighted to be named overall winners in two categories at the recent Birmingham Mail/Pallaseades Schools awards held at the Thinktank in Birmingham.

The school had been put forward for the active community award following the community projects undertaken by the Year 6 class in the last year which have included environmental initiatives, music projects, links with the parishes, visits out and much more. They were delighted when they were informed they had been shortlisted for this award and invited to the presentation event.

There were nine categories at the awards with two schools shortlisted for each.

Three pupils from Year 6 were selected to represent the school and the day began with a visit to Thinktank. There was then a cocktail reception, gala lunch and then the awards ceremony presented by Heart FM breakfast DJ Ed James.

The Active Community Award was fourth of the afternoon and we were delighted when it was announced we had beaten the other nominee, Greenholm School, to win the award. Everyone took to the stage to receive the trophy, cheque for £150 and make speeches. A fantastic experience.

It had been announced at the beginning of the afternoon that one of the 18 schools present would be awarded the ultimate accolade of school of the year as the last award and we were shown a video of last year's winners and all they have achieved.

When the time came for this award they announced the name for 2012... St John Bosco Catholic Primary! It was awarded as a result of the work done by the Year 6 class, amazing results and achievements and outstanding Ofsted reports.

Everyone took to the stage again for photos and interviews and were awarded the prize of tickets for the whole school to visit the Sealife Centre.

Winning both awards was an amazing achievement and a brilliant end to a successful school year for the school in general and the Year 6 class in particular.

Arriving at Thinktank.
Thinktank activities.

Open wide! Dentistry at Thinktank.
Our table at the ceremony.

Raising a toast.

Paul Mobberley (teacher), Nikki Cresswell (teaching assistant) and pupils at the awards ceremony.