Nearly 200 pupils, teachers and school staff were on hand to celebrate the first ever West Sussex Education Awards tonight (Tuesday).
The ceremony, which was held at Fontwell Racecourse near Chichester, celebrated all that is great about education in this county.
Organised by JP South Events and this newspaper, the inaugural West Sussex-wide education awards attracted a huge number of entries, which were scrutinised closely by a panel of judges. Last night, the successful nominees were presented with their prizes on stage by a number of special guest presenters including Gary Shipton, editor in chief of Sussex Newspapers; Louise Goldsmith, the leader of the county council; Shelagh Legrave OBE DL, the chief executive officer of award sponsor the Chichester College Group and Sharon Collett, the principal of Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, which also sponsored the event.
The awards were hosted by broadcaster and journalist Vicky Edwards and were officially supported by the county council.
For a report on the awards pick up next week’s newspaper, which will feature a picture special.
Primary school of the year: Elm Grove Primary School in Worthing
Secondary school of the year: Chichester High School
Primary school pupil of the year: Emma shaw - St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Worthing
Secondary school pupil of the year: Taz Moyo - Sir Robert Woodard Academy, Lancing
Young Scientist / Engineer: Blaise Cloran - Our Lady of Sion School, Worthing
Career Aspiration Award: Phil Dean - Worthing High School
Sports Achievement Award: Andrew Fadera - Felpham community College joint winner
Emily Carman - Arundel C of E Primary School joint winner
Health & Wellbeing Award: The Regis School Rights Respecting Ambassadors - The Regis School Bognor Regis
Inspirational Teaching Award: Mr Connor - Felpham Community College
Headteacher of the Year Award: Mr Jules White - Tanbridge House School Horsham
Unsung hero award: Mrs Madolyn Hickman - Parklands Community Primary School, Chichester
Special School of the year award: Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School, Horsham
Special Pupil of the year award: Mikey Webb - Woodlands Meed School, Burgess Hill