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Pre­sen­ta­tion After­noon 2014

Presentation afternoon photo200On Wednes­day 19th Novem­ber King Ethel­bert School cel­e­brated the suc­cess and achieve­ment of the last aca­d­e­mic year at their annual Pre­sen­ta­tion After­noon at the Win­ter Gar­dens.
All stu­dents from the school attend this event to cel­e­brate together what King Ethel­bert School has achieved. Mrs Willis, the Deputy Head­teacher, said “We cel­e­brate suc­cess at every level at our school and every­body is part of the school’s con­tin­ued success”.

Par­ents, spe­cial guests and gov­er­nors of the school joined the stu­dents in what was a very inspir­ing after­noon. Nick Ware was the guest speaker. Nick is the school’s PiXL asso­ciate who sup­ports the school with the con­tin­ued aca­d­e­mic suc­cess of the stu­dents at King Ethel­bert. Nick spoke to the stu­dents about ambi­tion, drive and fol­low­ing dreams stat­ing that “hard work will always be rewarded with oppor­tu­ni­ties and success”.

The Head­teacher, Kate Greig, and Exec­u­tive Head­teacher, Paul Lux­moore, both spoke about the fan­tas­tic year King Ethel­bert had. This was reflected by 63% of the stu­dents from last year’s Year 11 gain­ing 5 A*-C GCSE grades includ­ing Eng­lish and Maths which made King Ethel­bert the high­est achiev­ing non-​selective school in Thanet and Kent. Kate Greig talked about the cul­ture of the school and the sense of team as every­one had a part to play in the suc­cess of the school. “When every­one helps, every­one suc­ceeds and this has never been so evi­dent as it is right now at King Ethel­bert School.“
Stu­dents won prizes in all year groups from aca­d­e­mic suc­cess to prizes for endeav­our and courage. The stu­dents also pro­vided the enter­tain­ment with three bril­liant musi­cal per­for­mances from stu­dents across the school. One par­ent com­mented “The per­for­mances were so pro­fes­sional — the singing was amaz­ing and mov­ing — I had a tear in my eye”.
Head Girl Amy Fowler opened the event with the Chair of Gov­er­nors Dr Vir­ginia Austin, and Head Boy Cameron-​Scott Millen rounded off the after­noon with a thank you to every­one for mak­ing the event so inspi­ra­tional and so enjoyable.