Students recognised for their co-curricular contributions
Outstanding pupils were awarded gold, sliver and bronze 'Pocklington Award' trophies
Three students from Pocklington School were presented with special trophies at the school’s prize giving ceremony recently, in recognition of their outstanding commitment and individual participation in activities outside the classroom.
Martin Kettlewell, Co-curriculum Director and organiser of the Award programme said: “Our co-curricular opportunities enable students to create a solid foundation on which to build their own future, shaped by their interests and aspirations.”
The trophies form part of the ‘Pocklington Award’ programme, which is open to all students at the school. Its aim is to celebrate and reflect students’ life outside the classroom, and offer them an opportunity to learn how to present their achievements to others.
The awards aim is to celebrate and reflect students’ life outside the classroom
Winner of the Bronze Award for Lower School students, Phoebe Anderson said: “Thank you so much for this amazing Award! It means a lot to me as I feel like my hard work has been acknowledged. All the activities at school are interesting and I want to learn new things so I joined a variety of clubs. I like all the sports at school. I love singing and House Drama and House Music are so much fun, too.”
Silver Award winner for Middle School, Freya Stewart, commented: “I was so pleased and proud to be given this Award. Pocklington School has so many great activities to be part of, the only problem is choosing which ones to do!
Cameron Brown, winner of the Gold Award for Sixth Form said: “Receiving the Pocklington Award means a lot to me personally, and not only because it is a stunning cup which looks amazing on my mantelpiece but, because of what it strives to do. It is an award that puts a spotlight on students that come in each and every day with objective of trying to better our community, not in expectation of any reward, but because it is in their nature and in their character – which can sometimes be overlooked.”