The event recognises the hard work and determination of students who do not sit external exams in the academic year and is the most prestigious event in their school calendar.
This year’s event took place on the 17th July, starting with a drinks’ reception prior to the prize-giving where colleagues from Dormy House mingled with parents and staff who form part of the school’s community.
A representative from Dormy House was invited onto the stage to say some words before the awards were presented to the Year 8 group. Certificates, cups and special awards for both academic achievement and effort were awarded by Ms Ellie Wallace, Chair of Trustees.
It was felt that the addition of sponsors really added an extra dimension to the proceedings as each organisation delivered a short speech before their year group received their awards, allowing the audience to hear how well regarded the school is viewed throughout the local community.
Dormy House are keen to build upon links within their local community giving encouragement and recognising achievements of the younger generations in the area. Diane Heyes Customer Relations Advisor for Dormy House says she is keen to build the intergenerational links in the community and is scoping how community projects might involve residents, relatives and colleagues at the home in the future. Anyone who is keen to become involved should contact Diane via Dormy House.
Managed by Joanne Gullon, Dormy House provides quality 24-hour residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as respite, convalescent and end of life care, for up to 88 older residents. The centre of Sunningdale is close by, members of local groups are often popping in to chat to residents, give talks or perform. The home also plays host to a weekly toddler group.