Headteacher’s Values Award Winner
The Headteacher’s Values Award was presented to Harold Raven, in Year 10.
Harold was nominated by Mr Boyd and Miss Dix, who wrote: “Please could we nominate the terrific Harold Raven for Resilience and Excellence (but really all the values!). Harold has excelled in Music (as he does in so many subjects) but this year has almost seen ‘a coming of age’ in this wonderful young musician. Harold has played the piano for a number of years and this term has moved his playing on so well that he sat a Grade 6 exam, comfortably passing and as such he collects his first UCAS points. During Easter 2020, Harold contacted me to ask if he could borrow a saxophone to have a play on during lockdown. We got him the instrument and in under a year he has progressed to approximately Grade 5 level, an enormous achievement!
In his recent Listening and Appraising Music PPE Harold scored a Grade 9, another incredible result. Not only satisfied with being a very competent performer, Harold this week has entered the BBC Young Composer of the Year competition with a simply fantastic and complex jazz inspired piece of music. The piece lasts six minutes and is incredibly intricate, displaying a depth of knowledge, understanding and application of skills that is truly wonderful to see. Whether his composition succeeds or otherwise in no way will detract from this outstanding progress and commitment to music. Well done Harold.”