On Wednesday 4th December 2019 we were at the Best of Hartlepool Awards, hosted by the Hartlepool Mail at Hardwick Hall in Sedgefield.

We are a keen supporter of the awards and this year we had sponsored the Fundraiser of the Year category.

Fundraising is a big part of life here at EMS with us supporting five House Charities each year, Miles for Men as part of Year 6 Induction Week, Hartlepool Special Needs Support Group on their annual Christmas Jumper Day and annually selecting a charity to support during Advent & Lent, this year being St. Aiden’s Food Kitchen.

With us sponsoring, we refrain from nominating students. To be honest, we could fill two awards evenings we have that many, however, when the nominees were announced we were delighted to see so many of our students nominated for awards in their various fields that we just had to share it with you.

To start – a big congratulations to Tilly Parker who won the Child of Achievement award.  Tilly is a Year 7 student at EMS and an all-round super talented sportsperson, though she excels particularly at Cricket.  Tilly was also nominated in the Sporting Excellence category.

Other nominees included:

Ashley Watson – Sporting Excellence. Ashley is a keen athlete on the track and competes regularly.

Ben Bartlett, Ava Gordon, Kitty Skilbeck & Francesca Dumville-Anderson all performed at the awards ceremony and were nominated for Young Performer of the Year.  Ava is a talented dancer and Ben is a talented singer.  Kitty and Francesca both performed as part of Miss Toni’s Academy group The Dolls – a four-piece singing group.

Sisters Lucy & Rosie Tindall both received nominations for Student of the Year.  Lucy left our Sixth Form in the summer with outstanding A Level results.  She couldn’t make the awards as she is teaching English in Thailand on a gap year. Rosie, our top-performing female student at GCSE in the summer achieved eight grade 9’s and 2 grade 8’s.

Well done to you all – we hope to see more of our students winning awards at next years ceremony.