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School honours high-achievers
9:00am Sunday 3rd November 2013 in News
ROOKWOOD applauded its senior school as parents, staff and local dignitaries joined pupils past and present at St Mary’s Church, Andover, for the school’s annual prize giving ceremony.
Guest speaker Brigadier Gary Morris, the director of education and training for the Army, gave a speech which highlighted the importance of life-long learning.
He stressed the need for perseverance and reminded the audience that failure so often comes before success, citing Winston Churchill as a classic example of someone who, despite many setbacks, never gave up.
Head girl Emma Ingram and head boy George Shrapnell, delivered the vote of thanks before headmistress, Mrs Louise Whetstone, honoured individual pupils with specific awards.
Amongst the highlights were head prefect prizes to former head girl and boy, Emberlin Fairhurst and Matthew Bown, the Rotary Service Award presented to Andrew Field, the Joan Marchment Achievement Award presented to Alex Hood and the Brammah Shield for All Round Achievement awarded to Martha Baines.
Mrs Whetstone said: “Rookwood’s prize-giving ceremony is a real celebration of the senior pupils’ achievements.
“Everybody present knows how hard they have worked and their successes are entirely deserved.
We are enormously proud of them all.”
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