Whitcliffe students are top class

The Mayor of Kirklees, Coun Martyn Bolt, with Whitcliffe Mount pupils at their annual awards evening.
The Mayor of Kirklees, Coun Martyn Bolt, with Whitcliffe Mount pupils at their annual awards evening.

In a break with tradition the annual awards evening at Whitcliffe Mount School was held at the town hall in Cleckheaton.

The ceremony was held on Monday with pupils being presented with certificates and gift vouchers for achievement and effort.

Special prize winners also received engraved cups.

The event was attended by the Mayor of Kirklees – and former Whitcliffe pupil – Coun Martyn Bolt, who was also the guest speaker.

He told the staff and students he was extremely impressed with the school’s progress in terms of results and praised them on their efforts.

Entertainment was provided by Georgia Rigg who sang As We Never Said Goodbye during the interval, and Jake Whitworth and Tom Flather on the piano and guitar.

The vote of thanks was given by year 11 pupil Ella Robinson.

Special prize-winners were Rosa McKie, Charlotte Vause, Zacklin Zherelei, Hollie Owens, Ashley Stack, Cara Tobin, Charlotte Wilson, Jordan Glover, Alex Gunn, Victoria Jackson, Liam Atkinson, Helena Clough, Elle Webster and Zahra Ali.