We all had a lovely few hours on Friday 10th July 2015 at Rowdown Primary School for the presentation of the Annual Rowdown School Awards.
Due to the success of the 2014 Awards Presentation, we decided not to mess with the format or the prizes, or the presenters with one exception: Gareth Burchell of Shard Capital LLP, the Awards Sponsors, was up on stage to open the gold envelopes and announce the winners: a very fitting role for the person responsible for our ability to offer such lovely trophies and prizes.
The trophies were the same as last year: gold stars for the category winners in each year and gold cups for the overall winners. And the prizes…a Tesco Hudl 8″ tablet (with cover no less) and a family day out for the overall winners to share with their parents and brothers and sisters (value up to £160). Very generous of Gareth and Shard Capital. THANK YOU!!!!
We were again joined by Gavin Barwell MP to present the trophies and prizes.
All the nominees (Nominations for Rowdown school awards 2014-15) received a certificate a week or so before the presentation day and we were pleased that so
many parents turned out to support their children: it was standing room only at the back of the hall. The nominees were sitting up on stage to the admiration of their classmates who hopefully will be inspired not least by not having to sit on the hard floor of the King’s Hall. Congratulations to all the nominees: they all put in a really strong performance during the year and thoroughly deserve the recognition their nomination brings. They should be very proud of themselves.
We were treated to a piece of virtuoso piano-playing by Christopher Opuku who received rapturous applause at the end of his recital of Bach’s Minuet in G.
And here are the winners:
There are more photos in the attached gallery.
And we’ve kept you waiting for long enough to announce the overall winners: those two Pupils of the Year that won a gold cup, a Hudl tablet and a family day out. Huge