Headteacher’s values award winners
The Headteacher’s Values Award was presented to Damian Swit and Cameron Smith, in Year 9. Damian and Cameron were nominated by Miss Heslop, who said: “I’d like to nominate Damian Swit and Cameron Smith for the Headteacher’s Values Award for showing Excellence. It was incredibly hard to pick one of the two boys as they really do come as a pair in Drama lessons! I’d compare them to Laurel and Hardy, Morecambe and Wise and The Two Ronnies to name a few. Since I started teaching them in September they have proven to have a natural comedic talent when performing and devising drama. Both work tirelessly to create unique pieces, some of which I’ve never seen performed before, with real flair and enthusiasm.
Both students proactively take feedback from myself and their peers to continuously develop their skills. Doing so has massively improved their confidence when performing and I admire them for having self-assurance in all that they do. Currently they are working on a devised piece based on given stimuli, which we have previously explored in lessons, they are solely responsible for every aspect of their performance and have been encouraged to explore and develop dramatic conventions to make their piece enjoyable and engaging. Although I am devastated they are not progressing onto GCSE Drama I have thoroughly enjoyed watching them develop as individuals both in confidence and in capabilities. Both boys can achieve anything!”