The annual Award Ceremony at Ash Manor School took place on the evening of Thursday 15th November to celebrate the many achievements of the pupils this year.

Conducted in the presence of guests Councillor Jennifer Jordan, the Mayor of Guildford and Mr Paul Marcus, Managing Director of Eagle Radio, there were many a proud parent present in the audience, watching and waiting for their child to take the stage.

Trophies and awards were handed out for all the educational disciplines in each school year as well as for transition, achievement, endeavour, sports, music, community, commitment, contribution and leadership; all desirable attributes for these up and coming young people.

We would like to congratulate two pupils were awarded the Mackenzie Smith Exceptional Achievement Award for their performance at The Big Interview; James Kenna and Shantel Watts. We feel it is important to recognise this performance and the importance if the ‘Big Interview’ day that Ash Manor School carry out. Bringing people from local businesses into the school to interview year 10 pupils gives an essential introduction to what might be expected in the business world. A strong performance here shows great confidence and bodes well for the future. For some it may have been a bit of a bump to reality but a great learning process to help them prepare for the wider world after school.