School Awards 2022
On Thursday evening, nearly 300 students and their families came together in the magnificent surroundings of the Pittville Pump Rooms to celebrate the 50th Anniversary Cheltenham Bournside School Awards.
Senior and graduate students were recognised across all subject areas for outstanding academic achievement and progress, as well as their wider contribution to the life of school.
More than 30 students from Year 8 to 11 were also invited to the ceremony to receive their Gold House Hero certificates, in recognition of their continued positive contribution to the life of the school.
Headteacher, Mr Jefferies, said; "This is the proudest moment of a Headteacher's year: an evening in which the school celebrates the very best of what it means to be a Bournsider. The names we'll hear are the names of our most successful students. The success won't have come easily. As Theodore Roosevelt said, "nothing worth having comes easy," and it's precisely because it's not easy that success is such a cause for celebration."
Mountaineer guest speaker, Kenton Cool, delivered an inspiring and motivational address, recounting his incredible experiences as the non-Sherpa record holder for reaching the summit of Mount Everest 16 times, and sharing seven points he has learnt the hard way.
Mr Stratford and Mr Jefferies were then joined on stage by special alumni guest, Ben Glynn, former professional rugby player and financial advisor to hand out the awards, before Ben spoke honestly to the audience about his professional success and life experiences.
Guests were entertained during the evening by graduate student, Tsukushi Mitsuda playing the piano, and graduate student, Josh Cross, playing the trumpet.
Susie Dawson, Chair of Governors, delivered the closing address, sharing the pride she felt during the evening and giving thanks to everyone involved in the ceremony.
Congratulations to all of our award winners and many thanks to our fantastic guest speakers and musicians.