Benjamin Britten Academy of Music & Mathematics

An 11-18 co-educational day school and Centre of Excellence in Mathematics

Inaugural Upper School Awards Ceremony

The Marina Theatre played host to a night of collective recognition in the form of the inaugural Upper School Awards Evening, held on May 2. Over five hundred guests, including parents, carers, teachers, support staff, members of the school board of trustees and the town’s mayor, joined together in respect and admiration for our upper school scholars. Subject awards were proffered to scholars who had shown not only great skill, but dedication and tenacity in their work and achievement, both inside and outside of school. The Marina Theatre was filled with rapturous applause for the school choir who delivered two delightfully moving performances. Guest speaker Mr Duncan Slater was then invited to the stage to talk about his motivation for becoming the first double amputee to ski to the South Pole, after losing both legs in an explosion whilst serving with the RAF in Afghanistan. Speeches were also made by the headmaster and the chair of the board of trustees, congratulating scholars and parents on their achievements. The evening was concluded by awards presented on behalf of the Britten-Pears Foundation by Dr Lucy Walker, and by awards given from local companies. The school hopes the evening demonstrates the enormous pride we have in our scholars, the enthusiasm we have for their efforts, and our collective hope for their future success.  

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