As part of the new rewards system, The Basildon Academies hosted a Presentation Evening for both Lower and Upper Academy students on Monday 17th December.
Students from each year group were presented with certificates in recognition of their ‘Passion for Learning’ and ‘Growth’ in each of the different subjects.
During the evening the audience were entertained by excellent performances from The Lower Academy Performing Arts Enrichment Group and by Year 9 student Maria Magean, who sang a fantastic rendition of ‘A Million Dreams’.
The first Very Important Pupil Awards (V.I.P.A.) were also presented by Mr Smith to the students who have shown excellent commitment to learning, attendance, punctuality and received a number of credits. Congratulations to all of the students who received awards.
The V.I.P.A. winners were:
Year 7: Chloe Sheldon for 98% attendance, 100% punctuality, 81 credits, 0 behaviour points and was nominated in Drama and PE.
Year 8: Igor Pankiewicz for 100% attendance, 100% punctuality, 53 credits, 0 behaviour points and was nominated in English, History, Business and Science.
Year 9: Crystal Colkett for 100% attendance, 100% punctuality, 81 credits, 0 behaviour points and was nominated in Geography, Business and Art.
Year 10: Morgen Coates for 96% attendance, 99% Punctuality, 44 credits, 0 behaviour points and was nominated in Drama and RM.
Year 11: Jessica Rapley for 94% attendance, 99% punctuality, 51 credits, 0 behaviour points and was nominated in Geography and Photography.
Year 12 and 13: Lauren Green for 100% attendance, 99% punctuality, 3 credits, 0 behaviour points and was nominated in Criminology and Psychology.
“When I received the VIPA Award I was surprised and in shock. I work my hardest in every lesson and am always ready to learn. Being the very first VIPA of Year 9 has made me feel proud and I know I can achieve anything and nothing is impossible.”
Crystal Colkett - Year 9.
“When I received the VIPA I was in absolute shock. I know that putting everything you can into learning is your meal ticket to a better life. I believe that hard work and passion has its benefits and that you should never doubt yourself.”
Igor Pankiewicz - Year 8.
“I was honoured to receive my Passion for Learning Award. I would like to thank my teachers and class mates for pushing me further. It is really good to see the hard work of students is recognised.” Kai Lazell - Year 7
“I felt really embarrassed but proud and excited. My nan was probably the proudest she’s ever been and that made me happy. I really wasn’t expecting to get any awards let alone the ones I did get.” Morgen Coates - Year 10
Click here to view photos of the Presentation Evening