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More than 100 Bexley high achievers honoured at awards evening

PUBLISHED: 09:01 25 October 2016

Some of Bexley's high-achievers at the awards ceremony

Some of Bexley's high-achievers at the awards ceremony

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The pupils were nominated by their teachers for their achievements in a range of categories

High-achieving youngsters from across Bexley had their efforts recognised at the council’s annual Education Achievement Awards last week.

More than 100 awards were handed out by mayor of Bexley Eileen Pallen to pupils who had been nominated by their teachers for academic achievement or progress, services to school community, and arts and sports.

Success stories included Townley Grammar School student Arunima, who helped to raise over £4,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness, and Christ the King sixth-form student Zachary, who has played high-level ice hockey in the UK since he was six.

Primary school achievements included Joshua who helped save his mum’s life by calling the emergency services and giving them vital details after she suffered an epileptic fit.

Cabinet member for education Rob Leitch said: “There are such a wide range of reasons why these children and young people have been nominated, ranging from saving their mother’s life, to gaining a place at the Royal Ballet school and attaining high standards of achievements in school examinations.

“The fact that these children and young people had put their hearts, minds and souls into working hard and doing their best is testament to the support they have received from home and school.

“A real credit to their families and schools. I congratulate them all on their success.”


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