Pupils’ Break­fast of Cham­pi­ons

Emily presents kids’ awards

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

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.

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