Students Celebrate Success at Celebration Evening

A level and GCSE students attended the Batley Girls’ High School Celebration Evening event on Monday 14 December to receive their certificates and prizes. Co-Heads Ann McCall and Julie Haigh commented that, “This was a wonderful event and testament to the hard work of all our students and staff. We would like to congratulate each and every member of our school community for another set of outstanding A level and GCSE results”.

Shauni Sanderson from the University of Leeds was Guest Speaker and spoke of her personal, inspirational journey into the world of academia. She also said that, “Batley Girls’ is a special place and one that has a great connection with many staff at Leeds – it’s a joy to work with students that are so kind, considerate and curious”. A number of dignitaries were present in the audience, including the Mayor and Mayoress, Governors and representatives from partner and community organisations.

Entertainment was delivered by Courtney Haigh who provided a wonderful singing performance and by our Co-Head Students, Aabida Patel and Safiyyah Hafiji, who had written a special piece about the value of education.

We are especially proud of our Special Award winners, who were as follows:

The Achievement Award: Megan Sallery

The Respect Award: Adisa Pudic

The Transformation Award: Amber Wardley

The Mariya Karani Award for Endeavour: Kiran Firdos

The Cummins Turbo Technologies STEM Prize: Rebecca Sokol

The Rotary Cup for Service to the Community: Samera Khalil

Former student and now Governor at the school, Samera Khalil, closed the proceedings with a joyous speech about perseverance, the challenges that young people face and their ability to overcome barriers and thrive.

The school would like to thank everyone involved in making this a wonderful event.

 See more stories like this in our Winter 2015 Newsletter.