The Year 7 Spring Term Rewards Assembly took place on Wednesday 23 March and was a fantastic occasion for all involved. The event celebrated the successes and achievements of individual students, groups and teams that had taken place throughout the Spring Term, along with showcasing talents and examples of outstanding work from an array of subject areas and disciplines.
The event was organised and lead by Miss N Tweddle, Director of Learning – Year 7 and Miss D Jones, Student Provision Officer – Year 7.
The assembly and began with a Salsa dance performance from Keira McCulloch, Leah Carruthers and Kaira Weston, (all part of 7AMI) and a singing performance of ‘Dancing on my Own’ from Dominique Kelly (7APA) and Bradley Hillman (7AMI).
Several students were then involved in reading out sports reports detailing sporting achievements that had taken place in the last term. Sporting highlights included the Year 7 girls Rugby League team finishing runners up in the Cumbria County Tournament and Alice Rush (7AMI) picking up Player of Tournament Awards for both the Year 7 and 8 Teams. The Year 7 boys football team also recorded two victories over local rivals Cockermouth School. A special mention also went to Tom Richardson (7DWI), Joshua Lillico (7DWI), Tyler Dolan (7DWI) and Millie Robertson (7AMI), who represented the Workington Academy Sportsability Team at a County football tournament at the Sands Centre in Carlisle and not only finished in 2nd place, but also made it onto ITV news!
The Year 7 Sport Relief success was the next event to be celebrated, with a montage of videos and photos of students completing the Sport Relief mile shown during the assembly. Individual winners of the Year 7 Sport Relief mile were Dominique Kelly (7APA) and Antony Riddle (7AMI) and winners of the Team event were 7DWI. Miss Tweddle also thanked the contribution that Year 7 students had made towards raising money for Sport Relief with students gaining sponsor money for completing the Sport Relief mile, donating towards taking part in lunchtime sports clubs in the w/c 14 March 2016 and 7AMI conducting their own bake sale. A special mention was given to Logan Hailes (7AHO) who raised £160 in sponsor money for completing a sponsored swim in aid of Sport Relief. All of these efforts culminated in Year 7 students raising a huge £907.33 for Sport Relief – Well done to all involved!
Next to perform in the assembly were Workington Academy Choir members Sophie Devlin and Georgia Fell (both from 7APA), who gave a rendition of Charlie Puth’s ‘One Call Away’ and Georgina Donaughee and Codi-Lei Hewer (7DWI) who sang ‘Stitches’, by Shawn Mendes. This was followed by a performance from a Year 7 Drama group which included John-James Glaister (7AHO), Ryan Jolly (7DWI), Diego Sutcliffe (7DWI), Lucy Wilson (7DWI) and Chloe Bell (7AHO), who shared a spectacular performance from the film Bugsy Malone that they had been working on in recent Drama lessons. A special thanks was given to Miss Fitzsimons (Teacher of Drama) who organised the performance.
Next it was the turn of the whole Year 7 student body to perform in a sing-a-long performance of ‘All stations to..’ by John Paynter, which was led by Mr Daglish (Teacher of Music). All Year 7 students had been studying this song in recent Music lessons and it was met by great reception and loud voices from the Year 7 student body in the assembly. Annabel Hadfield, Demi-Lee McCann, Emily Armstrong and Chloe Bell (all from 7AHO), then gave a personal rendition of their own version of the song, which was also very well received.
Mr Daglish then led members of the Workington Academy Orchestra through two spectacular instrumental performances, which included Year 7 students Charlotte Wilkinson (7APA) playing the saxophone and Emma Shervinton (7AHO) and Alicia Graham (7APA) playing the clarinet. Miss Tweddle also thanked Mr Daglish for the time and effort that had gone into helping the students prepare for these performances.
Vivo points were the next awards to be given out with the top 10 students that had been awarded the most Vivo points in the spring term being rewarded for their efforts. This included Josh White (7DWI), Leah Carruthers (7AMI), Keira McCulloch (7AMI), Chloe Bell (7AHO), Annabel Hadfield (7AHO), Charlotte McCombe (7DWI), Dominique Kelly (7APA), Alice Rush (7AMI), Meisha Hughes (7APA) and Lucy Wilson (7DWI).
The Vivo section of the assembly culminated in the highly anticipated awarding of the Year 7 Rewards Cup that is presented to the form group that has achieved the most Vivo points collectively in the term. The Spring Term winners were 7DWI, who had gained a huge 639 points throughout the Spring Term.
Vivo Form Group Spring Term Standings:
7DWI – Rewards Cup Winners
Keira McCulloch and Kaira Weston (7AMI) were next to give their second performance of the afternoon in which they sang their own version of ‘Secret Love Song’ by Little Mix. The final musical performance of the afternoon was given by Lucy Wilson (7DWI), who played the violin spectacularly.
The final section of the Rewards Afternoon celebrated the classroom achievements of students throughout the Spring Term and concluded in a montage of videos and photos of examples of outstanding work that Year 7 students had produced over the course of the term. Special mentions and awards were also given to Lucy Wilson (7DWI) and Alicia Graham (7APA) who had represented the Year 9 Maths Challenge Team in the Cumbrian heat of the UK Mathematics Trust’s Team Challenge and finished 3rd, which was a fantastic achievement. Awards were also given to Summer Thompson (7AMI), Lucy Wilson (7DWI) and Meisha Hughes (7APA) for their achievements within the Accelerated Reader programme, Kaira Weston (7AMI) who won the Technology Phone Case Design and was awarded with her design being made into a real phone case and to Leah Stephenson (7AMI), who was voted the winner of the ‘Year 7 Random Acts of Kindness Challenge’, through completing over 30 random acts of kindness in one day as part of the challenge.
Miss Tweddle thanked Miss Jones – Year 7 Student Provision Officer and the Year 7 Form Tutors – Mr Miller, Mr Wilson, Miss Pandrich and Mr Hope for their efforts and dedication shown to Year 7 students throughout the Spring Term, before each Form Tutor gave out their highly regarded Star of the Term Awards, to a member of their Form Group that they feel have demonstrated the Academy’s 3 R’s – Respect, Responsibility and Resilience to a high standard throughout the term.
Star of the Term Spring Winners were:
7AMI – Ace Wedgwood
7APA – Jake Wight
7AHO – Annabel Hadfield
7DWI – Anna Bowden & Joshua Lillico
Every Year 7 student was presented with an envelope to take away with them, which contained individual certificates detailing subject commendations that had been awarded to them by their class teachers for their effort, hard work or achievements throughout the term, as well as awards for outstanding and positive attendance.
Miss Tweddle would like congratulate all Year 7 Award winners and to thank all students that performed and took part in the assembly. We are all looking forward to celebrating further successes in the Summer Rewards Assembly already and look forward to even more Year 7 students taking part and showcasing their talents in this event.
Well done to All!