Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News

Positive Saints go marching on in 2021


STUDENTS have been celebratin­g opening their GCSE results across Runcorn and Widnes after enduring the challenges and tumult of the pandemic.

At Saints Peter and Paul (P&P) Catholic High School in Widnes, stellar performanc­es included Grace Olley and John Ray, who topped the table with a collection of 9s or Distinctio­ns* across most subjects.

John is now heading to Carmel College to study physics, maths and chemistry, and hopes to become an astrophysi­cist.

He said: “I’m delighted. The teachers at P&P are always so supportive and I wouldn’t have got these results without them.”

Grace, who has also been accepted to Carmel College to study philosophy, English literature and history, said: “I wouldn’t change my experience at P&P for the world.”

Grace’s twin brother George also scored fantastic results including a Distinctio­n*, five 8s and three 7s.

Jimmy Kaye and Amber Canning also achieved a full set of 8s, 9s and Distinctio­ns*.

Twins Hannah and Lucy Moriarty, who amassed nine 9s and five 8s between them, issued a joint statement, saying: “P&P is an amazing community.

“Everyone has been so supportive, and everyone has really come together as a family over the past 18 months.”

Hannah is going to the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) to study acting, while Lucy is going on to Cronton College to study criminolog­y, government politics and geography.

The school also congratula­ted Tyler Moses, Angel Cox, Hannah Byrne and

Georgia Smith who beat their target grades in nearly all of their subjects and made the post academic progress since joining from primary school.

Danielle Scott, Saints P&P principal, said: “After such a difficult and disrupted year, we are delighted with the achievemen­ts of our Year 11 students.

“They have faced the challenges of the past 18 months with resilience and maturity, and I couldn’t be any prouder of them.

“I would like to take this opportunit­y to thank our parent community for their unwavering support and our students for their determinat­ion, hard work and contributi­on to our community during their time at Saints P&P Catholic High School.

“I wish them all the luck in the world as they move on to the next chapter in their lives.

“The variety of pathways that they are now embarking on is a true reflection of our diverse and remarkable community.

“While the academic prowess of our young people is of course of the utmost importance, our teaching staff are always focused on helping them find their passions in life that allow them to shine when they make their way out into the world.

“Ensuring there are measures in place to support all our students’ individual learning journeys is something we pride ourselves on.”

A Saints P&P spokeswoma­n said the Government is not publishing performanc­e data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.

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