Prize Giving 2014
We were delighted to welcome our 2013-2014 A Level and GCSE students and their families to our annual Prize Giving Ceremony on Monday, 15 December 2014. The evening was Invicta's chance to celebrate our students' fantastic achievements. Last year’s Year 11 students gained 100% 5 A*-C and 56% A*/A grades in their GCSE studies and our Year 13 achieved 72% A*/B grades at A Level. These were the best A Level results in Maidstone.
We were also delighted to welcome Ella Brocklebank as our guest speaker. Her speech of how the death of her father inspired her to raise money and awareness for cancer charities was inspirational to students, parent and staff alike. As a result of the care he received from the Pilgrims Hospices she created herself a challenge: ‘Ella’s Magic 13’ and 2013 would see her undertake 13 physical challenges covering over 250 miles by running or cycling including the London and Edinburgh marathons. Originally, Ella set out to raise £3000 for Pilgrims Hospices but after 12 months this figure climbed to £11,000 and created a great deal of interest amidst her business community and from the local media. Earlier this year, Ella’s efforts were recognised at the Kent Women in Business 2014 awards where she won the ‘Contribution to the Community’ award and went on to be crowned ‘Inspirational Business Woman of the Year’ chosen from all winners across all categories at the awards ceremony. Ella continues to support Pilgrims Hospices by writing Blogs for their website, volunteering and as part of the steering group for their annual event ‘Light up the City’ which goes from strength to strength. In 2015 she plans to run the Brighton and London Marathons which fall within 2 weeks of each other and tackle the 3 Peaks, once again in aid of Pilgrims Hospices.
Ella presented the students with their certificates and a number of prizes and cups.
It was a wonderful evening of celebration of the fantastic achievements of our students and the support of their parents. Families were invited to drinks and canapes after the main presentations, giving them the chance to catch up with friends and staff.
Mr Colin Birchall, member of FIGS was on hand to take photographs of the evening. Photographs (£4.99 plus postage) can be viewed and purchased via his website: www.myownphoto.co.uk or by following this link: http://www.myownphoto.co.uk/p829918215