Pupils’ Breakfast of Champions
Emily presents kids’ awards
IT is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, advice that Tytherington School’s star students certainly agree with.
Manny Botwe, headteacher, has had the brainwave of marking pupils’ achievements with a weekly ‘Celebration Breakfast’. The new initiative recognises students who have been identified by staff for exceptional achievement.
At the end of the half-term week, the session focused on lower school students who have excelled, including Year seven pupils Caitlin Hunter and Aidan Simpson.
Mr Botwe said: “I have run more than 10 celebration breakfasts this term to recognise the amazing achievements of our students.
“Since joining the school in September, Caitlin has written an article in the school newsletter and taken part in rock climbing, THE Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet has co-presented her first awards ceremony.
Former Tytherington School pupil Emily Bethell, 18, attended the Star Awards.
The awards are for children and teenagers in foster care or the care of the local authority who have overcome challenges.
Accompanied to the Congleton Town Hall event by David Briggs MBE, the LordLieutenant of Cheshire, who gave the children their medals, Emily presented them with certificates.
She said: “It was quite an emotional experience. kayaking, netball, football, trampolining and archery.”
He added: “Aidan Simpson has also thrown himself fully into life at the school, taking part in rugby, war hammer, art and science clubs.
“He has played in the lower school band too, done some creative writing, and will be taking part in the House Christmas Pantomime Competition.”
Also recognised at the breakfast were year eight pupil Finley Profitt and year nine pupil Lauren Robinson, both ‘exceptional junior cross-country runners’, two of several athletes from the school who have qualified for the next round of the national schools’ cross country championships.
Mr Botwe said the school had ‘a great deal to celebrate’ so far this year, including a fundraising day for Macmillan Cancer Support raising £1688.
He added that the 150 students who helped out
“Some of the children had been in three foster homes by the age of seven or eight or had health problems.
“It really gave me a sense of perspective as I had what can only be described as an idyllic childhood.”
The children donned fancy dress to reflect the event’s theme ‘Night At The Movies’.
Emily said: “It was really sweet. They won awards for things like being kind and overcoming health challenges.
“One of the winners was a little girl who was 90 per cent blind.
“All their faces lit up when their names were on open days had been ‘absolutely fantastic’ and that the school would not have been able to accommodate all of the requests for visits without them. called.”
The RAF hopeful, who lives with her mum, Sharon, dad, Alan and sister, Lucy on Southdown Close, was appointed to her prestigious role of Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet in June.
The title was given to her in recognition of her outstanding service at Bollington Squadron Air Cadets.
She has since attended remembrance services, memorial dedications and military events with the Lord Lieutenant.
And her next ambition is to join the RAF as a Flight Operations Officer.
She joked: “Basically, that involves shouting orders at people.”
●● Tytherington School’s year seven pupils Aidan Simpson and Caitlin Hunter celebrating their HP5 awards
●● Emily Bethell at her appointment as the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire’s Cadet in June. Pictured with the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire.