Huge smiles all round for Lodge Park Academy's Year 11
There were huge smiles on Lodge Park Academy’s Year 11 students faces this morning as they received their GCSE exam results.
Miss Lee, Head of Year 11 said, “it’s easy to forget what these young people have been through because they are so positive and resilient, but this morning – seeing their joyful faces and tears of relief – I was reminded of just how much of a challenge this has been for them. I could not be more proud. Every single one of these young people are an inspiration to us.”
After a challenging 27 months, including significant Covid-related absence from school in the past academic year, there was a palpable sense of joy and relief as students opened their envelopes this morning, surrounded by teachers, family and friends.
Amongst those celebrating were twins Noah and Morgan Duffy, who are elated after achieving a string of 7s, 8s, Distinctions and Distinction stars. Alongside them was Michelle Mushipe, who, after joining Lodge Park Academy in Year 11, achieved seven GCSEs including two 7s and two 8s.
Mr York, Head of Sixth Form, said, “what’s so pleasing is that all students have been given excellent advice and guidance and all of them have achieved the grades they need to take their next steps. We’re really pleased, of course, that so many of them are choosing to stay in our Sixth Form where they will continue to be supported and nurtured to achieve their best.”
Mrs Waterman, Principal, said, ‘while we’re celebrating the young people who have achieved outstanding results, we’re also recognising the students who have defied incredible odds to gain passes in subjects that mean the most to them. Achievement at every level is worth celebrating and I want all our young people to know we are proud of them.”
Stuart Burns, Chief Executive Officer at the David Ross Education Trust, said:
“Congratulations to all our students and staff. Your hard work has really paid off.
“These results have been achieved despite all the significant challenges caused by the pandemic, which makes them all the more remarkable.