Story by Nathan Standley
Returning GCSE students at Fir Vale School were honoured in a ceremony attended by proud parents, former teachers, and the Lord Lieutenant for South Yorkshire, Andrew Coombe. Current students were also recognised with specific awards to commemorate their achievements – ranging from charity work to music.
Following the actual presentation of the awards there were speeches from the Head Girl Chloe Haine and Chair of the Governors Usma Saeed as well as a special performance of ‘Despacito’ by a student and staff music group.
Chloe said “I feel very proud to come from a school that helps others regardless of any differences that we may have” and Usma Saeed closed the ceremony by saying “we should all be proud of Fir Vale school and I say that from the bottom of my heart.”
After the ceremony new Headteacher Simon Hawkins said “It’s not easy to achieve these days. All these young people tonight have got something in common: they’ve all worked hard, they’ve all achieved, I think that should be celebrated.”