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Monday 09 October 2023

The Mayors Awards event took place last week to recognise the hard work and achievements of local students

The Mayor of Salisbury, Cllr Atiqul Hoque, hosted the first Mayors Awards event on the evening of Thursday 5 October at The Guildhall, Salisbury.

The Mayor presented awards to 11 students from 5 local schools in recognition of their hard work and achievements.

Nominated students, their parents, head teachers and teachers were invited to attend, as well as Salisbury City Council’s Councillors.

Nominations were for the following categories – highest achiever and active contribution.

The Mayor of Salisbury, Cllr Atiqul Hoque said, “I’m delighted to introduce this first ever Mayors recognition award, I’m hopeful that this is something our future Mayors will continue and make a yearly event.

“It was a pleasure to give awards to these hard-working young people and I have no doubt that they will do great things in the future.”

The winners were as follows with a note from their schools as to why they deserve the awards:

Pembroke Primary School

Highest Achiever – Logan Fisher

Logan is an incredible asset to Pembroke Park. She models our PPARK values consistently. Logan is in Year 6 now but her Reception teacher recalls how diligently and enthusiastically she worked even back in Reception.

Active Contribution – Emma Hutchings

Emma is an incredible role model within our school and our community. Emma doesn’t make a fuss or draw attention to the things that she does but we want her to know that we see her. You have an incredibly kind and caring spirit and we are delighted that you represent Pembroke Park.

Sarum Academy

Highest Achiever – Jodie Haskell

Jodie has worked hard throughout her time at Sarum Academy and was an excellent role-model to the younger students. On results day Jodie and her family were delighted to achieve a suite of top grades across 10 subjects.

Active Contribution – Bobby White

During his time at Sarum Academy, alongside achieving some excellent academic results, he has served the school community and local community selflessly. He is known throughout the school and has supported a large number of students by running enrichments, being a mentor and last year, in Year 13, taking on additional duties as Head student.

South Wilts Grammar School for Girls

Highest Achiever – Pippa Drayon and Anna Shibu

Pippa Drayon
Pippa has been nominated for her academic success gaining 11 GCSEs at grade 9. In addition to this, Pippa contributed to whole school life through her role as a peer support prefect. She has a love of languages and is an accomplished linguist.

Anna Shibu
Anna has been nominated for her academic success gaining 11 GCSEs at grade 9. In addition to this, Anna contributed to whole school life through her role as a Computer Science Prefect. She helped out with the KS3 lunchtime Coding Club and supported Year 8 students with the Cyber First Girls Competition.

It was exceptionally hard to separate the two students – both students achieved 11 subjects at GCSE at Grade 9.

Active Contribution – Lauren Vipond

Lauren’s contribution to the school has been immense, both at a year group and whole school level. She was a Senior Leader, and, in this role, she represented students in her year group and helped the Pastoral Team.

Lauren’s contribution to the whole school was through her work as one of our EDI (Equality Diversity and Inclusion) Ambassadors. Lauren was pivotal in raising awareness of International Women’s Day to our student body and to staff.

St Joseph’s Catholic School

Highest Achiever: Lois Parsons

Lois achieved outstanding academic success, exceeding her target grades in several subjects, to collect a set of results for which she should be very proud. Lois achieved this whilst being an active member of the St Joseph’s Community both as a prefect, undertaking daily responsibilities around school.

Active Contribution: Ryan Warden

Ryan is a prefect, anti-bullying ambassador, member of Pupil Parliament and has helped to organise and fundraise a number of charitable events in school including the Colour Run at the end of term to help promote inclusion and diversity at St Joseph’s. He serves as a role-model to younger pupils and plays an active part in representing the school at open evenings.

Bishop Wordsworth’s School

Highest Achiever: Henry Roberts

Henry (now in Year 12). Henry achieved 12 Grade 9s in his GCSEs this year, coming top in his year despite difficult circumstances.

Active Contribution: Dan Harpwood

Dan Harpwood (now in Year 13). He has fully embraced school life, volunteers at every opportunity, is welcoming and supportive to other students of all ages and is an excellent role model involved in all aspects of school life.