The Regis School Scoops Four National Awards
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The Regis School is celebrating after winning four awards at United Learning’s national Best in Everyone Awards.
The awards recognise the impressive achievements of United Learning’s students and staff across the country. They include awards for academic excellence, extracurricular achievements and service to school communities. As well as showcasing the talents of the Group’s students and staff, they also recognise some of the Group’s most dedicated, hard-working and inspirational individuals.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s awards ceremony took place virtually rather than as part of a live event. Each winner was announced via a special video on Twitter, personalised to include a message of congratulations from their school’s Head Teacher or the member of staff who nominated them. Schools across the country, as well as family members and friends, were then able to share these moving and engaging videos, and join together in celebrating the winners from home.
The winning The Regis School students were:
- Lily Robinson who won the Technology Award;
- Elizabeth Pollard who won the Drama Award for Years 10-13;
- Izzy Hauxwell who won the Sportswoman of the Year Award for Years 10-13;
- The Rights Respecting Team who won Student Team of the Year.
Each of these students had been nominated by their teachers for their exceptional achievements. In picking up the awards, they saw off strong competition from a field of excellent candidates from across United Learning.
Lily took home the Technology Award for her impressive aptitude and dedication to Product Design. This has seen her find new ways to use existing materials and tools that have since been adopted by the wider department. Similarly, Sixth Former Elizabeth won the Drama Award for her exceptional commitment to the subject throughout her seven years at the school. She has excelled in many school productions and last year, shared her talents by leading dramatic workshops for children at a local primary school.
Speaking of her love for Product Design, Lily said:
“Product Design has always been a lot of fun to me – even just thinking about the most unconventional way to build a project is great.”
Speaking of her win, Beth added:
“Drama has been such a part of my developmental journey at The Regis School and has become a true passion. I am so proud and grateful to finish that journey with this award.”
Scooping the Sportswoman of the Year Award was The Regis School Sixth Former and national Trampolinist Izzy. Since her start in the sport at age eleven, Izzy’s dedication has not faltered and she has made the National Development Pathway finals each year. As well as training for at least ten hours a week, she maintains a high level of schoolwork and lends her expertise to the school trampolining club.
Commenting on her win, Izzy said:
“I am very excited to be receiving this prestigious award and I feel very proud to have been nominated. It came as a complete surprise and recognises the commitment and dedication that I have applied to my trampolining over the years.”
The Regis School’s fourth and final award was won by The Rights Respecting Team for their inspiring social action work in the local community. With the help of ten other local schools, the students successfully planned and co-ordinated the largest food drive in the academy’s history. Their efforts resulted in three tonnes of food being delivered to over 100 local organisations that help to tackle poverty in the community.
Speaking of their charitable work, Year 8 student Jess Matthews said:
“I’m really happy to be a member of our Rights Respecting team and working with our local primary schools has been a delight. Knowing the impact that our work has had makes me feel privileged to be at our school.”
A commemorative video celebrating all of this year’s winners will soon be released showcasing the hard work, commitment and breadth of talent across the Group. United Learning is set to hold its annual Best in Everyone Awards in 2021 which will recognise those staff and students who have made a particularly Outstanding Contribution to their school or local community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congratulating the winners, Dave Oakes, Principal of The Regis School, said:
“Congratulations to all of our students on winning these fantastic awards. At The Regis School, we pride ourselves on delivering a well-rounded and enriching education to our young people so it is particularly pleasing to see the breath of awards they picked up – from awards for academia to sport to community work. It is because of their hard work and commitment, as well as the unwavering support of our staff, that these young people have been able to thrive and achieve so highly. Well done again to Lily, Elizabeth, Izzy and our Rights Respecting Ambassadors; they all thoroughly deserve this national recognition.”