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Prize Giving Success

Prize Giving Success
Strode’s started off the new academic year on a celebratory note when former students returned to the College to receive recognition for their effort and achievements at our annual Prize Giving Ceremony.

Strode’s Principal Rowan Cookson opened the ceremony by welcoming former students and a number of special guests for the evening, including the Mayor of Runnymede, the Master and Wardens of the Worshipful Company of Coopers and the College's Trustees and Governors.   Guest Speaker for the evening was ex-Strode’s student Michael Craig.  Michael left Strode’s in 2011 and went on to read Law at University and earned a first class degree, including winning six academic prizes, and achieving the highest overall degree score in the class of 2015.  Soon Michael will be joining the prestigious law firm Slaughter and May as a training contract.
34 prizes were presented on the night with the most prestigious prizes being the Henry Strode Prize and the Tercentenary Higher Education Bursary. Both of these awards are given to the student who achieves the best overall results in the College. This year the prizes were awarded to Lindsay Warner, who came to Strode’s from The Green School.  Lindsay gained fantastic results this summer by achieving two A*s and one A grade at A Level.

During the evening we also had the pleasure to hear from two other award winners, Annabelle Detain and Saskia Kelly, who talked about receiving the prestigious Coopers’ Travel Bursary.  Annabelle embarked on a once in a life time trip to Salamanca in Spain where she worked at a YMCA children’s summer club for two months teaching and playing with children.  Saskia Kelly spent her time at an Ashram in India where she would attend yoga lessons every morning, then 3 hours of volunteering work in the local community.

Throughout the evening we were also highly entertained by our very own talented student musicians who performed a variety of musical pieces whilst our student ambassadors assisted with the hospitality for the event.

 Congratulations to all our prize winners.

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