Our annual Presentation Evening is the highlight of our year as we celebrate the achievements of our students, both past and present. To begin the evening the audience was treated to music played by the OBHS Band before Mr Fell welcomed everyone and started the proceedings. Awards for progress and achievement were handed out followed by GCSE examination certificates which were distributed to last year’s Year 11 cohort. Then followed special awards for each subject which were given to students whose enthusiasm and determination shone through and finally the special awards for ‘Exceptional Contribution to School Life in Year 7’ which went to Alice O, the ‘Award for Special Achievement’ which was presented to Tamsin D, the ‘Award for Contribution to School Life’ which was given to Lianna R and the ‘Headmaster’s Award for Outstanding Achievement’ which was received by Ellie-Jean R.
Our newly appointed Head Girl Georgina then introduced this year’s guest speaker, Dr Mandy Hartley. Dr Hartley inspired everyone with her love of science, in particular genetics which she has a PhD in. She then spoke of her career progression into working with young people to spread her enthusiasm for the subject through primary and secondary school workshops, and most recently her writing career which has seen one book published with another one on the way.
Well done to everyone who received awards on the evening. Thanks go to everyone involved with the planning and preparation of the evening, especially Mrs Peel who organised this wonderful event, and Nicki Thurgar for taking the photographs (visit nickithurgar.zenfolio.com to order copies).