Celebrating in style

For the first time in two years, St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School, St Helens, was finally able to celebrate its students talents and achievements for the academic year of 2020-21.

For its 2020 awards the school celebrated like most people and other awards ceremonies that year, virtually. But in 2021, St Cuthbert’s wanted to celebrate in style and their year groups individually.

The Year 11 Leavers of 2021, as well as their proud parents and friends, had their own special and intimate evening in the school’s brand new dining room, with speeches from a range of thrilled staff.

Daniel Macdonald, headboy for 2020-21, said: “It was so lovely to be back at the place where I made the most happy and memorable memories, not only with my friends but with the amazing staff of St Cuthbert’s. I’ll never forget my time there and all that they have done for me.”

The special awards had 20 categories which focus on different areas of school life. From the core subjects of English, maths, science and RE, to the foundation subjects such as PE and Spanish, which allow students to show off real talents and their love of a subject.

Inspiring individuals are also recognised through The Headteacher Award, Student of the Year and Ambassador of the Year (for each year group) as well as The Spirit of St Cuthbert’s Award.

This year The Headteacher Award was awarded to Dominic Carr and The Spirit of St Cuthbert’s Award was awarded to the Senior Team for 2020-21.

Catherine Twist, headteacher at St Cuthbert’s, said: “Congratulations to all our winners, they should all be very proud of what they have achieved.

“The past two years have been challenging and demanding for us all but your efforts have not gone unnoticed and are an inspiration to us all.

“These awards proudly shine a spotlight on the individuals who have gone above and beyond for themselves, their school or year group and wider community, and we can’t thank you enough for all your hard work and dedication.”

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