Award ceremony for ‘Amazing Ambassadors’ at Kettering primary school

Amazing ambassadors awards at St Mary's School in Kettering
Amazing ambassadors awards at St Mary's School in Kettering

Youngsters at St Marys Primary Academy in Kettering took part in a special awards ceremony.

The school launched its Amazing Ambassador scheme and to celebrate achievements and foster aspirations in the pupils, the school initiated award ceremonies.

The school worked closely with local councillors and received a grant towards their event from Cllr Keli Watts and Cllr Mick Scrimshaw, who attended one of the ceremonies to issue awards to the children.

Kettering MP and councillor Philip Hollobone also attended one of the events.

Mr Hollobone said: “The pupils at St Mary’s are really motivated and enthusiastic and the awards ceremony was a great way of celebrating outstanding achievement whilst encouraging all the others to be the very best they can be. I was thrilled to be asked to help hand out the awards.”

Cllr June Derbyshire attended the year six Amazing Ambassador event, where Tom Smith received an award for 100 per cent attendance for the whole primary phase. Tom was also one of six children who achieved level 6 in their maths SATs.

Awards were given to children who coach, mentor and support their peers in reading, translation of other languages and at playtimes. Special awards were given to pupils who demonstrated outstanding learning behaviour.

Diane Wright, acting principal, said, “I am extremely proud of the outstanding achievements and attainment our children at every level have achieved. I am delighted to have been appointed to the substantive role and am looking forward to continue to strive for excellence.”

Jonathan Gardener retires at the end of August after leading the St Mary’s for 17 years and being a headteacher in Northamptonshire for over 25 years. Diane thanked Jonathan for all he has done to build St Mary’s school into the success it is today. She is thrilled to be taking over from Jonathan in September.