More than 500 parents, guests and supporters enjoyed a spectacular awards evening recognising the achievements of more than 100 Latimer Arts College students.
The event, on Tuesday, July 2, at The Lighthouse Theatre, recognised 125 students for excellence across categories including: Academic Excellence; Triumph over Adversity; Student Choice; Creativity & Innovation; Sports Personality, and Community Spirit.
Students also provided entertainment throughout the evening, ranging from an improvised musical combination of keyboard and saxophone titled ‘Fly High’, through to the entertaining dance performance ‘Re-born’, all of which received thunderous applause from an enthusiastic audience.
Latimer Arts College Principal Siobhan Hearne said: “We had a vision to create an awards event that would inspire a generation of learners to be the very best that they can be.
“It is an honour to celebrate the high achievement and community contributions of The Latimer Arts College students, which are second to none.”
Ben Walton, sixth form award winner for ‘Excellence in English Language’ and ‘Excellence in Psychology’, said: “I’ve really enjoyed studying English and helping other students with their literary skills.
“I hope to go on to study Psychology at university next and Latimer has put me in a great position.”
Samuel Orbell, year 8 and ‘Pride of Latimer’ award winner: “The Pride of Latimer Award was a shock and I would like to say ‘thank you.’ My family thought the evening was a massive success.”
Helen Lill, sixth form award winner for ‘Community Spirit’ and ‘Excellence in Religious Studies’, added: “I’m very proud to have worked on Latimer’s SOS counselling scheme, which trained me to help younger students make friends at school.
“I’m now planning to go onto university to study adult nursing.”
Sponsors for the evening included Wicksteed Park, The KIER Group, Kfed, Balance Health Clubs, The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering Rugby Football Club, Sainsbury’s and Latimer Arts College Governors.