Awards night for Strode’s alumni
STUDENTS returned to Strode’s College to celebrate their achievements at its annual prize-giving event. Principal Anne Fielding Smith was delighted to welcome back the class of 2014 along with a number of special guests, including the Mayor of Runnymede Peter Waddell, the Master and Wardens of the Worshipful Company of Coopers, the college’s trustees, governors, staff and representatives from the college’s partner schools as well as the award winners and their families. A total of 27 prizes were presented on the night including the prestigious Henry Strode Prize and Tercentenary Higher Education Bursary. These awards are given to the student who achieves the best overall results in the college. This year they were awarded to Cameron Thomas, who achieved three A*s in maths, further maths and physics, plus an A in chemistry. He will shortly be going to University College London to read mathematics and physics. Six talented student musicians entertained guests with a variety of pieces, and travel and tourism BTEC students assisted with the hospitality for the event. The students’ roles for the evening included directing and stewarding guests on arrival, registering guests and VIPs, welcoming guests on entry, delivering food to tables and serving drinks throughout the event. The evening was brought to a conclusion by vice chairman of governors Phil Radcliff, who complimented the event and the level of talent and achievement shown by the students.