Invicta Awards Ceremony
Our fifth Invicta Awards Celebration evening was held on Monday, 3 July. This event is an opportunity to reward students who have made a significant contribution to the wider life of the school. All staff can nominate students for a wide range of categories. The top group of students from each category were invited along with two guests, to attend this black tie event. Four years ago the PE Department merged their award ceremony with this event, as sports play such a key role in the life of the extended school.
Guests began arriving from 6.30pm where they had their photographs taken by Mr Reynolds while they walked down the red carpet. This was followed by reception drinks and at 7.15pm the formal event began. Two of the guest speakers were ex Invicta students, Lucy Harden one of Britain’s top young female engineers currently leading a project team at BAE systems and Matilda Knowler currently working as an Archivist at HSBC, dealing with the banks historical records, having studied History of Art and English Literature at University. Both guests gave us a brief insight into their life at Invicta and what they have achieved since then. They were very inspiring in their talks and took it in turns throughout the evening to present the awards. Our third speaker was Tommy Rhamden one of the UK’s most promising athletes and current Common Wealth 200 metre champion. Tommy was the key presenter for all the sports awards.
It was wonderful to see all the students and their guests able to celebrate their successes throughout the evening. Congratulations to all the nominees and to the winners and we are grateful to you for embracing all aspects of school life. A number of you had received multiple nominations. Well done and we look forward to your engagement next year.
Thank you to Mrs Lloyd for her report and to her team who have been working for months to make this event a success: Mrs Rush, Mrs Harris, Mrs Jillians, Miss Mason, Mr Perry, Mr Chambers, Mrs Birchall, Mrs Liddicoat, Mrs Berry and Mrs Brewster.