On Thursday 10th November, Glenburn Sports College held its annual Year 12 Awards Evening. All former students and their families were invited to this celebration where students were rewarded with subject prizes and received their certificates in recognition of the achievements of our young people as they mark the end of their Key Stage 4 education.
Glenburn were absolutely delighted when MP for West Lancs, Rosie Cooper accepted the invitation to be a guest speaker and presenter for the evening.
Rosie said “It is a great honour and privilege to have been invited to attend Glenburn Sports College’s prize giving ceremony. It was an opportunity to recognise, congratulate and celebrate the pupils’ success – the class of 2011. The certificates the pupils receive reflect the blood, sweat and possibly the tears put into their GCSE examinations and assessments.”
Her speech was inspiring as she spoke to our Year 12’s. In looking to the future Rosie said to the pupils:
“Whatever you have chosen to do, I can promise you there are exciting times ahead as you meet new people, get involved in new activities and a whole world of new experiences. The next few years are the time when you should take the time to explore and grow into your new found freedom as a young adult. Work hard, play hard and most of all enjoy it!”
Also present at the ceremony was Cllr Rob Bailey, Mayor for the borough of West Lancashire who had been invited to present the Diana, Princess of Wales Award for Community Service to Michael Durgan, one of Glenburn’s former pupils and former Head Boy.
The evening was concluded with an informal get together with a hot pot supper. All of the guests, families and former students mingled with staff and had a catch up.
Mr James Harris, Headteacher at Glenburn said “It was a really fantastic evening. The relationships between the students, staff and parents was really impressive. It was a particular pleasure to welcome our MP Rosie Cooper, and the Mayor of West Lancashire, who presented the very special Diana Award to our ex-head boy, Michael Durgan."