This year Fazakerley High School held its first Awards Evening since the new building opened. The event was a celebration of pupils' achievements at GCSE, BTEC and 'A' Level. Mrs Rourke opened the event by welcoming all the students, past and present, parents and VIP guests including head teachers from local primary schools and FHS school governors. The guest speaker was Mr Paul Killen, director of the Merseyside Teach First programme at Liverpool John Moores University. He gave a very entertaining speech about his own schooling and career path which was inspiring and motivational.
All year 12 pupils were presented with their GCSE and BTEC certificates followed by screenings of some very entertaining 'A' level Media Studies music videos, followed by an acoustic guitar and singing performance by Adam Taylor and a solo sung by Miss Brumfitt. Special subject awards for BTEC first diploma and GCSE subjects were given out, followed by awards for 'A' level and BTEC level 3 subjects. It was lovely to see some of our past sixth form students who have now gone on to study at university, ranging from students at Liverpool John Moores and Liverpool Hope to Sunderland University.
Miss Matthews was presented with a certificate for mentoring in relation to her work with teachers at Fazakerley High and in other schools, and Mr Fitzpatrick was presented with an Advanced Mentoring award. One of the final awards of the evening went to Daniel McCaffrey for sporting achievement, as Daniel is in the Great Britain team for trampolining and hopes to go to the Olympics in 2016 when he is old enough. Overall achievement at Key Stage 4 went to Dylan Fox for his sustained attainment across all subjects and excellent attitude and demeanour. The Key Stage 5 award went to Linda Riley for her hard work, perfect manners and consistently pleasant attitude throughout her studies. Congratulations to all the pupils who attended and received awards for their hard work and excellent attitude to learning and making progress.