Prize Giving 2017

Award Winning Pupils Celebrated at Beech Hall School


Impressive pupils at Beech Hall School were presented with certificates and trophies to celebrate their incredible successes this year at the school’s Prize Giving. 

The academic year culminated with the exciting awards ceremony and swimming gala, recently. The Tytherington based school held the fantastic event on its stunning lawn, offering afternoon tea and introducing inspirational guest speakers. 

Pupils, teachers, parents and friends all came together to commend the triumphant efforts made. Bringing their picnic blankets and fold-up chairs, the families made themselves comfortable to enjoy a lovely afternoon full of delight and laughter.   

A selection of students were praised for their “effort leading to progress” in a variety of categories. Special guests Professor Michael Lewis, Executive Chairman of the Riverston Group and Mrs  Tapster, mother of the Junior Head Boy, presented the winners with their certificates and trophies. 

Mrs Tapster handed over the Infant and Junior academic awards followed by Prof. Lewis who then gave out the Senior academic awards and the sports, music and extra-curricular prizes. 

Special recognition was given to two girls, Hattie Hicks and Katie Ann Smith. They were chosen as the winners of the Effort Leading to Progress Overall awards due to their hard work and dedication across the board. 

The day kicked off with a swimming gala in the school’s heated outdoor swimming pool. The pupils went head to head in a number of races and four swimmers were presented with a Sportsman of the Day Award. The Infants winner was Austin O’Connor, Lily Hicks won in the Juniors, Elise Clegg took the prize for Lower 2 and Theo Johnson received the coveted award in Upper 2. 

Prof Lewis addressed guests at the ceremony and said: “This is a remarkable setting for an event like this. It is a day for looking back at the year and joining together to celebrate the successes. I am delighted with the progress of the school but today is about each child which is the ethos of the school – everything is about the children.” 

Headmaster James Allen commented: “At Beech Hall we celebrate the progress of our pupils because that is what ultimately leads to attainment. It has been a pleasure this year to see such tangible effort that led to success and achievement for so many pupils.”