On Thursday 21st November, we welcomed the ‘Class of 2019’ back to school to collect their GCSE certificates and special awards. The event was probably the best attended presentation evening ever and we were also delighted that Mr Weeks, who is pursuing a new career, came back to Lander to say a final goodbye to his old Y11s
Our ‘Class of 2019’ always had bucket loads of ‘get up and go’ and a great sense of wit and humour so the evening was very enjoyable. They were delighted to learn that they are our highest academic achieving year group ever!
The event is about celebrating everyone’s success with a number of special awards also being given out on the night; the highest achieving students are given Academic Special Awards for outstanding GCSE results and leaders in each subject are presented with additional curriculum awards.
Head Boy, Isaac Neale, and Head Girl, Matilda Morris, received Head Teacher awards in recognition of their outstanding commitment and contribution to the running of the school.
Kerry Scrivens was awarded the John Williams award which is presented to a student whose achievement deserves special recognition.
Ferus Todd was awarded the Arthur Herbert Award which is presented to a student who has excelled in Science. It was donated in remembrance of Arthur Herbert, a former Head of Science at Richard Lander School.
Amber Jones was awarded The Oliver Beckerlegge Award for Modern Foreign Languages, which is given by Dr Honor Aldred, programme manager for French at the University of Leeds, in memory of her father Oliver Beckerlegge.
We wish all of the Class of 2019 the very best for their futures. We always love to hear from you so please do stay in touch!