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Top pupil wins award for positive attitude in school
11:25am Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
A TALENTED pupil has received a top national award for her commitment and attitude to life at a Bishop Auckland school.
Katie Henry, who is a Year 11 senior prefect at Bishop Barrington School, was one of only ten students to receive a Lord Glenamara Memorial Prize.
The presentation was made at the Imperial College, in London and it was made by secretary of state for education Michael Gove.
Katie was accompanied on the trip by her father David Henry and the school’s acting chair of governors Elizabeth Thompson.
She dedicates her spare time to the Scout and Guides movement and is a tireless fundraiser. In addition she also cares for her grandfather.
Katie said: ‘When Jackie Gent nominated me for the award, I was totally surprised and did not, for one minute, think I would receive such an accolade.
“I’m just a normal teenager, who tries to do her best. I’ve had a lovely life so far in school, at home and in the Guides. I just like to think I can give something in return.”