This afternoon I went to school prize giving for year 7. I can hardly believe that Beth has been at Nicky B for nearly a full school year where has that time gone??
Anyway we have been to a few of these for Carl's presentations in the past, so we had an idea what is coming. I was keeping my fingers crossed that they didn't play earth song by Michael Jackson, because the whole presentation was beginning to feel a bit emotionally charged. (They didn't, thank goodness)
Beth has had a fantastic form teacher, Mr Keily. This teacher was a pupil at the school, went away to Uni to become a teacher and then returned. (he is very young!!) He has been so enthusiastic and caring and has really inspired his class. Beth has flourished and grown in all sorts of ways, a lot of it attributable to him.
The classes are a competitive lot, with lots of inter form competitions, unfortunately Beth's form came consistently second in every event, losing every time to a different form!
Mr Keily was finding it all a bit emotional as well, as he is staying with year 7 and taking on one of the new classes. He wasn't keen to lose his present class.
Towards the end of the afternoon, the children were awarded sports colours and Beth was thrilled to be awarded the year 7 'Outstanding Contribution to Sports' award.
This left just one thing left on the table, a silver cup, the only cup to be presented. (the rest were certificates) Miss Price started her speech describing how the winner was an all round performer, who had grown in confidence throughout the year, who always gave her best and went the extra mile to help. The winner was outstanding at a recent course at Watford football Club and had been graded as outstanding in all areas of her schooling, the winner of the 'Patricia Jenkins Trophy for 'Outstanding Contribution to School Life'........Bethany!!!!!!
Well we were stunned, Beth was stunned, her form teacher was blinking a lot, How proud were we????
So unprepared was I that I didn't even have my camera with me, I have had to snap a few shots on my iPhone. The cup has stayed at school for the time being as she will be officially presented with it at main school prize giving in September, along with Carl's A level results!!