STANDOUT students at one of Malvern’s biggest schools have once again been commended for their achievements in the last 12 months.
More than 100 pupils were recognised as Dyson Perrins Academy held its annual prize giving ceremony.
Foundation accolades, subject awards, prizes for top GCSE and A-level results as well as gongs recognising progress were handed out on the night.
Special cups and trophies were given to four high achievers as Jemimah Fuller was awarded the Library Shield, Rebecca Green scooped the Father Cooke Memorial Award for Progress, Georgia Rocke earned the Jeremy Copper Memorial Cup for bringing the most distinction to the school, and Tanith Lyon won the Ian Rowe Award.
Mr Rowe was once on the brink of a World Record whilst he and his crew were rowing across the Atlantic, only for the attempt to be curtailed when their boat capsized.
He spent all day at the school and gave two presentations before attending the ceremony along with Malvern MP Harriett Baldwin.
Headteacher Stuart Wetson addressed the students on the evening and reflected on all of the goings on at the school in the last 12 months.
He said: “It is quite humbling to be the person with the job of leading Dyson Perrins. It is wonderful to see our ethos of ‘To Love to Learn’ become a reality.
“I am incredibly proud of what we collectively achieved last year, of our students and their individual successes, of the direction we are heading in and ultimately, very proud to be the headteacher of such a great school.”
Mr Wetson added: “In a year of considerable change at Dyson Perrins our students seemed to flourish both in and out of the classroom.
“So much development and improvement work has been taking place over recent months and tonight also affords me the opportunity to formally thank the staff who work here so tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcomes for our students.
“The commitment of the staff coupled with their resilience and expertise plays a large part in the achievements and successes.
“But in my first year of headship I have been blessed with a staff team who just keep coming back for more and who endeavour to make this school as good as it can be.”