03 July 2018

Children shine at ATLP student awards

More than 150 children, parents, teachers and governors came together at Sutton Coldfield’s prestigious New Hall hotel on Tuesday 2nd July to celebrate the outstanding achievements of students from across nine schools.

The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership’s (ATLP) second Student Awards ceremony, which was devised, led and presented by student leaders, featured 66 nominees from primary and secondary schools in Coleshill, Erdington and Sutton Coldfield. Children stepped up to receive trophies from ATLP headteachers, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to school and community life.

The students represented Arthur Terry, Coleshill, John Willmott and Stockland Green secondaries and Brookvale, Hill West, Mere Green and Slade primaries. The awards gave them an opportunity to share their success with fellow ATLP students and the prizegiving was followed by afternoon tea and musical accompaniment by talented John Willmott performers.

The afternoon began with an introduction from John Vickers, chair of the ATLP Trust Board, who praised the collective achievements of the ATLP.

He said:

This ceremony acknowledges and celebrates the many achievements of the young people within our partnership. It is these future citizens that make our schools so special and bring so much to the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership.”

The ceremony was the brainchild of the ATLP’s established student leadership team – a group of children from all partnership schools – who each played a key role in the event, as either judges, guests or nominees.

Student leader Reiss, of Stockland Green School, said:

It’s nice to be able to spend time with all the schools and to be part of such an event that recognises student success in this way.”

Student leader Aaron, of John Willmott School, said:

It was a fantastic opportunity to be part of such an event. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the other schools and being able to celebrate together.”

In his closing comments, ATLP CEO Richard Gill, thanked children and staff for their outstanding commitment to school and community life.

Commenting on the children’s achievements, he said:

We have some incredibly talented students in our schools. This event was an opportunity to hear just some of the stories about our wonderful children and the dedication they show to school and community.

I am so proud of all of our students, staff and learning communities. The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership is a growing family and it was an honour and a privilege to celebrate together and enjoy a memorable day. Our young people are truly remarkable – they continue to shine and I must thank them all for being outstanding ambassadors for our schools.”