Students Praised for Achievement in Inaugural Awards

Honoured at a special awards ceremony this month


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Five students from Chiswick Community School received an award - Jake Hinckson, Katie Charing, Samantha Johnson, William De Freitas and Jonathan Schifferes. Jonathan Schifferes, achieved three A grades at "A" Level in Economics, Geography, Physics and William De Freitas managed two As and a B.

Five girls from Gumley House were also presented with an award - Ernestina Udemba, Celia Anthony, Anna Bowen, Katarzyna Piekarska, Yvette De Souza and from Gunnersbury School, Lestyn Titterton, Terry Leonard, Dominic Figon, Mackey O'Sullivan, David Cable were honoured.

The awards were being presented for achievement, including academic and sport, as well as to students who have overcome significant problems to make progress in the 2002 exams.

Ernestina Udemba, Celia Anthony, Anna Bowen, Katarzyna Piekarska, Yvette De Souza from Gumley House

Nominated by their Headteachers, the students were identified as those who performed well over the last academic year and either achieved beyond expectations or attained the best results in the GCSE and A’Level exams.

Cllr Colin Ellar, Deputy Leader of Hounslow Council, said, “the improvement in results this year, both at GCSE and A Level, really brought home to me the fact that there is little recognition of those students who are making the most progress and putting in extra effort. These awards are just a small way for us to show how important their efforts are, and to congratulate and highlight as an example to many of the students who are in the early years of secondary school. I could see from the proud parents in the audience that it’s not pride just the students who have achieved this year.”

Terry Leonard, Dominic Figon, Mackey O'Sullivan, David Cable from Gunnersbury School

Bob Garnett, Director of Lifelong Learning, Leisure and Cultural Services, said, “Learning is a long term undertaking, but the foundations are laid in the early years and through the school system.

The achievements of these young people are phenomenal, but I must also congratulate their teachers and parents for the hard work, dedication and understanding that they have shown.

Good education and achievement is the result of team work and co-operation, and I’m delighted to see those who have worked so hard honoured here.”

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