Celebrating our amazing students at our awards evening 2017

The Co-operative Academy of Leeds annual Awards Evening was held last week at Bridge Community Church, a beautiful new church a stone’s throw from school. Mr Mitchell started off the proceedings by introducing the guest speaker The Investigator who reminded everyone that we all had an inner genius and education will give us the opportunity to succeed.
There were awards presented for 100% Attendance and No Late Marks, Excellent Overall Effort and Behaviour, subject awards, Community Contribution and Being a Good Friend. These were presented by Governors and Staff. The Community Contribution awards were presented by Mr Hammill, a local neighbour.
The awards were interspersed by some incredibly talented students including Vo-CAL school choir performing a beautiful medley of songs. A highlight of the evening was Samariteanca, Cristina and Estera singing ‘Hallelulja’ in Romanian. During the interval, the audience were treated to a lively performance by our steel pan band and there was a surprise appearance by ‘CAL and the Gang’ – the staff band which had been secretly rehearsing. Other performers were Fabian and Catarina with their rendition of ‘Treat You Better’, some talented acoustic guitar playing by Sixth Former Thomas with ‘Castle on the Hill’ and Ladislav playing ‘Be Alright’ Cody sang ‘Footprints in the Sand’, Franklyna with ‘Love on the Brain’ and Leeds Got Talent runner up Kia with ‘Thinking Out Loud’.
The evening finished with Mr Mitchell announcing the school’s ‘Outstanding Student – someone who has shown an amazing attitude to all aspects of school life – learning, behaviour, kindness and commitment – always with a winning smile. The award this year was presented to Queensta Bonsu.
The night was an incredible showcase of the talent we have at the Academy, from students at the top of their class to those who help others both within school and the community, to some incredibly talented performers.
Thanks go to Mrs Shaw who has tirelessly nurtured and encouraged the performers and to Mrs Northam for organising the evening. Next year’s planning is already underway.


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