The Latimer Arts College held its first ‘Pride of Latimer Awards’ on Tuesday 2 July at The Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering, welcoming over 500 parents and supporters to a spectacular evening celebrating the very best in student achievement.
Students from The Latimer Arts College celebrate their Awards
The event recognised 125 students for excellence across categories including: Academic Excellence; Triumph over Adversity; Student Choice; Creativity & Innovation; Sports Personality, and Community Spirit.
Students also provided entertainment throughout the evening, ranging from an improvised musical combination of keyboard and saxophone titled ‘Fly High’, through to the entertaining dance performance ‘Re-born’, all of which received thunderous applause from an enthusiastic audience.
Comments from the event included:
Latimer Arts College Principal, Siobhan Hearne: “We had a vision to create an awards event that would inspire a generation of learners to be the very best that they can be. It is an honour to celebrate the high achievement and community contributions of The Latimer Arts College students, which are second to none.”
Ben Walton, sixth form award winner for ‘Excellence in English Language’ and ‘Excellence in Psychology’: “I’ve really enjoyed studying English and helping other students with their literary skills. I hope to go on to study Psychology at university next and Latimer has put me in a great position.”
Samuel Orbell, year 8 and ‘Pride of Latimer’ award winner: “The Pride of Latimer Award was a shock and I would like to say ‘thank you.’ My family thought the evening was a massive success.”
Helen Lill, sixth form award winner for ‘Community Spirit’ and ‘Excellence in Religious Studies’: “I’m very proud to have worked on Latimer’s SOS counselling scheme, which trained me to help younger students make friends at school. I’m now planning to go onto university to study adult nursing.”
Sponsors for the evening included Wicksteed Park; The KIER Group; Kfed; Balance Health Clubs; The Lighthouse Theatre; Kettering Rugby Football Club; Sainsbury’s, and Latimer Arts College Governors.
Alasdair McNee, Managing Director of Wicksteed Park: “Wicksteed Park is delighted to have been a sponsor at this event. Increasing the educational side of what we do is key to the park’s future – both in our work to support schools and in engaging with the local community.”
Richard Higson, Manager at Sainsbury’s: “Well done on pulling together a fantastic evening. It was a privilege and an honor to be a part of such a great night.”