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Longfield Academy pupils' success recognised at awards evening
12:27pm Friday 25th October 2013 in News
MORE than 100 students had their achievements celebrated an annual presentation evening at a Darlington school.
Dozens of pupils at Longfield Academy, in Darlington, were presented with their prizes by special guest speaker, scientist Dr John Kilcoyne, who starred in the TV show Brainiac.
The former Sunderland University chemistry lecturer also impressed the audience with some of his experiments.
Headteacher, Susan Johnson, said: “It was a fantastic evening, and scientist Dr John Kilcoyne was great, the pupils and staff really enjoyed having him there.
“We are really proud of all the students, there was such a large number awards this year and quite a nice mix of awards which were presented by a lot of guest speakers.”
Among the award winners were former head boy and head girl, Adam Howell and Aimee Hagger. They were both praised for their enthusiasm, the way they have represented the school and the way they have helped both staff and students.
A number of awards were given out to year ten and 11 students who have excelled in their chosen GCSE subjects, as well as prizes for pupils who have made a positive contribution to their form throughout the past year.
Students also received a number of special awards, including Connor Watson for excellence in ICT, Beth Lynas for her service to the community, and Samantha Harris for 100 per cent attendance throughout her five years at Longfield.
A vote of thanks was given at the end of the evening by head boy and head girl, Ben Cairns and Ella Miller.
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