Students at Mildenhall College Academy recognised for academic success

Award winning students at Mildenhall College Academy ANL-141022-132228001
Award winning students at Mildenhall College Academy ANL-141022-132228001
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Students at Mildenhall College Academy were recognised for their academic success at an annual awards ceremony.

Accolades were handed out to 123 students on Tuesday night for excellence in a range of subjects as well as leadership and sporting achievements.

Eight students received awards for 100 per cent attendance for two years in a row and Year 11 pupil Jack Tuffs scooped the Beatrice Carter Shield for community service.

Jack is a member of Mildenhall Cycling Club, involved in the Sky Go Ride campaign to encourage children to cycle, swims for Mildenhall Sharks, started fund-raising for charity when he was 11 by swimming three miles for Sports Relief and has helped at many Academy events.

Principal Susan Byles said: “Every year it gets harder to pick the prize winners because so many of our students deserve to be rewarded at an event like this.

“Thanks to our sponsors we have been able to reward a good number. It is lovely to see so many families and members of our local community supporting the students here tonight.”

Awards for outstanding A-level results went to Daniel Cusack, who is now reading Physics and Astro-Physics at Sheffield University and Lucy Croft who is reading History at the University of East Anglia.

Oskar Polanski and Lara Seymour were awarded the prizes for outstanding GCSE results. Lara was just 14 when she sat her Maths GCSE and achieved an A*. She got seven A*/A grades amongst her collection of GCSEs and Oskar Polanski got eight A*/A grades.

Out of two awards voted for by students, one for outstanding teacher went to Lisa Hill, subject leader for chemistry.

The other for outstanding support member of staff was given to Daryl Jowett, who is a cover supervisor.

The awards were presented by Dr Tim Coulson, the Regional Commissioner for Academies in the East of England.