On Thursday 7 November we celebrated the achievements of Year 11 leavers at our annual Certificates and Awards Evening. It was wonderful to see pupils and parents return to the college to celebrate their successes and reflect together on their time at CVC. The evening was an important opportunity to present the pupils with their GCSE certificates as well as a number of awards to recognize their extraordinary success and excellent progress. These awards ranged from subject awards to awards for pupils’ contribution to the life of the school and the community.
It was a privilege to be able to welcome Heidi Allen, who has served our constituency as a Member of Parliament for many years. In her keynote address, Heidi invited our pupils to mark this important point in their lives and helped them to reflect on life being about “the journey rather than the destination” and how best to meet the opportunities and challenges they will face. At the heart of her speech was the message that we need to be open to life’s opportunities, be kind to one another and learn from our mistakes as well as our achievements. Thanks also go to Head Boy, Alex Gosling, and Head Girl, Roxy Briggs, who stole the show with a heart-warming and amusing speech, reflecting on what their time at the school has meant to them and their peers.
Thank you to all who attended, providing an opportunity for parents, pupils and staff to celebrate together. Thanks also go to our generous sponsors who supported the evening, without whom our celebration and presentations would not have been possible.