Nat shares this latest news on behalf of Ryde Academy. Ed
Ryde Academy held their annual Awards Evening on Wednesday 17th July 2019. This was an evening where parents and staff were able to share in the success of Ryde Academy students.
The event was held at All Saints Church and hosted by Reverend Cannon Howard Barker.
Awards were presented for each subject for ‘Highest Achievement’ and Best Progress’ by Gioia Minghella-Giddens.
The Dave Moye Memorial Award
Thank you to Mrs Moye and Ryde Lions who donated a new award this year: The Dave Moye Memorial Award. Mr Moye was a DT teacher at Ryde High for 18 years and was passionate about education and in particular about encouraging girls into design technology.
It was apt then that the first winner was Louise Perkis in Year 11.
Parents, students and staff were also treated to student performances; Lilly Stockman, age 13, sang ‘I don’t know my name’ by Grace Vanderwaal and Anna Parkinson performed a beautiful rendition of ‘When we were young’ by Adele.
The evening ended with the Principal, Joy Ballard, handing out the Principal’s Award which this year was won by Ben Taylor (pictured at top of article) in the 6th Form.
Ben was nominated for his sense of determination and achievements following a life threatening illness last year.
Isobelle Read, age 16, won the Parent and Community Action Board award for turning around her academic success through sheer hard work and tenacity and despite the obstacles she came up against.
Toby, our Reading Dog and recent Dog of the Year winner, was there to help present awards to the students he had been working with on their literacy skills and confidence.
Ballard: “So proud of our award winners”
Joy Ballard, Principal, said,
“I was so proud of our winners and it was very moving to see the delight on their parents’ faces. Ensuring children do well at school relies on a strong partnership between school and parents and it was such a pleasure sharing together the success of our children.
“We are so grateful to All Saints Church for letting us use their beautiful church. We are very proud of our place in the Ryde community and to have the opportunity to celebrate our students’ achievements with others.”