The Forest School welcomed back old faces last week as the ‘Class of 2015’ returned for the annual Awards Evening celebration.
Joining them was guest speaker Mr Huw Jones who is the Executive Director of the Virtual Doctors Project whose aim is to help improve the local primary healthcare in some of the most impoverished areas of Africa.
Mr Jones congratulated the young men on their outstanding achievements and offered them some words of wisdom as they move on to the next stage of their education and careers.
Parents, staff, Governors and friends were there to celebrate the GCSE success of all the boys and to see trophies and prizes awarded to those who had attained particular achievements across the curriculum as well as community and special whole school awards.
Highlights of the evening included four pupils who were presented with the maximum three awards, including Qing Hao Liu who won the Chemistry Prize, the French Prize and the GCSE Art Award.
Sean Hutchinson was presented with The University of Brighton Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement for his superb exam results.
Mr Gareth Good, Senior Assistant Headteacher said “Every year we have a high number of boys who achieve exceptional GCSE and higher level exam results but Sean truly deserved this accolade achieving the equivalent of 13 A*/A grades.”
Headteacher Ms Denning said of the evening “It was a lovely, joyous event.
“I am always so proud on this evening; it is such a special occasion where the school community can celebrate every pupil’s achievements.”
She went on to add “These young men will always be Forest boys; we wish all of them the very best for their futures.”