The St Bede’s awards evening is always a very special evening as the school welcomes back past students to celebrate their academic and personal successes. For some of the students, this is the first time they will have seen each other since they left the previous summer.
This year was no exception, supported by over 150 parents, the majority of the Class of 2019 returned to the school hall for one final time as a year group. The head boy and head girl gave an emotional speech about their journey through St Bede’s. Both Joe Caygill and Skye Hayes, moved the large audience by describing the challenges they faced and the inspirational stories explaining their perseverance and grit.
There were some big winners on the evening with Tom Arnold picking up four subject awards. Joe Caygill also picked up several along with the Headteacher’s Award.
They were joined by special guest, fomer elite athlete James Tartt, still competing at an elite level who has overcome much adversity in his life.
His inspirational words directed students to have belief in themselves, learn from failure and never give up. James is now a successful architect at Falconer Chester Hall and his message will no doubt have inspired many of the audience.
Headteacher, Phil Denton said: “We would like to thank James Tartt for attending on the evening and the school wishes the Class of 2019 all the very best for the future”.