The Latimer Arts College celebrated its third annual ‘Pride of Latimer’ awards on Tuesday 7 July at The Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering, welcoming over 500 parents, carers and supporters to a spectacular evening of performance and presentations, showcasing the very best in student achievement.
The event recognised more than 100 Latimer students for their excellence across a range of categories, including: Creativity & Innovation; Student Choice; Sports Personality; Community Spirit; Rising Stars, and the Spirit of Latimer Award.
Students also entertained the audience with musical hits from The Latimer Vocal Groups, The Collaborative Choir, and a popular dance performance to ‘Heroes’ by Alesso ft Tove Lo.
The Latimer Arts College Principal, Siobhan Hearne said:
“All of our students do so much hard work, both academically and through their contributions to the community. This is a great opportunity to say thank you to them publically. I’m very proud we can celebrate their achievements in this unique way.”
Rowan Ramsay (Year 13) won an Excellence Award in Business Studies. He said: “It’s fantastic to be recognised for all the hard work I’ve done. I’m now hoping to go on to university to study sports management and eventually use my skills working in a business environment.”
Emily-May Eccles (Year 13) won an Excellence Award in Music, Community Spirit and a coveted Pride of Latimer Award. She also runs the College’s Collaborative Choir for Year 2s through to Year 6.
She said: “I really enjoy getting involved in the music department and helping the younger children develop their confidence through music and dance. To receive awards like this is really phenomenal.”
Students and guests also enjoyed a talk from the Reverend Richard Coles, Parish Priest of St Mary the Virgin in Finedon, and former 80s pop icon from the chart-topping band The Communards.
Listen to the BBC Radio Northampton interview HERE
Reverend Coles commented: “I’m delighted to have been invited to talk to The Latimer Arts College’s students and share my thoughts on the opportunities open to them.
“I’ll be telling them to get out there, because opportunity rarely comes to the door. It’s very easy to get anxious about the state of the world, but one lesson I’ve learnt is that it will all be OK in the end.”
Sponsors for the evening included Balance Health Clubs; The Lighthouse Theatre; Morrisons; Wicksteed Park; 1st Reaction Security LTD; Weetabix, and The Latimer Arts College Governors.