London 2012 hockey star Glenn Kirkham talks at his former school in Lincolnshire
PARENTS and students at an Alford school came together to celebrate successes over the past year.
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar recently held their Speech Night, recognising the effort and achievements put in by its staff and students.
The guest speaker for the evening was ex-pupil Glenn Kirkham, vice-captain of the Great Britain hockey team, fresh from competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
In his speech he emphasised the dedication required for success and gave a competitor's insight into the Olympics.
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Headteacher Angie Francis also emphasised in her speech the importance of hard work and self-belief before congratulating the students on their wide-ranging achievements over the past year.
Some of the special achievements at this year's event...
The John Winter Merit Trophy for the most merits for a Year 7 - 9 pupil: Jacob Houltby
William Horn Salvers for contributions to the schools: (Lower School) Jasmine Atkinson, (Middle School) Sophie White and (Upper School) Charlotte Carr.
Brian Evison Trophy for Mental Arithmetic: Katie Marshall
Sir John Sutton Prize for Improvement in Oral Communication: Connor Storr
Rebecca Wood Reading Plaque: Joshua Santus
Needham Cup for public speaking: Toby Apletree
Drama Trophy: Lucy Davies
Starspell Trophy: Jesse Hendy
Maria Smith Memorial Salver for Business Studies: Kimberley Dalton
Economics Trophy: Will Houltby
Professor Thomas Hoyes Geography Project Prize: Laura Wagstaff
Willerton Science Trophy: Liam Clough
Willerton Sports Trophy: Will Houltby
Music Appreciation Trophy: Charlotte Everard
Irisha Hackett Plate for the most improved musician: Finn Bracey
Shirley Hackett Home Learning Trophy: Samantha Toogood
Enterprise Award: Andrew Lowes and Nathan Pocock
Mark Vickers Football Trophy: Daniel Till
Matthew Olgard Football Trophy: Jack Stephenson
Monty Wright Cup for Boys' Swimming: Andrew Evans
Janice Mellor Cup for Girls' Swimming: Lucy Bowles
Netball Plaque: Nicole Dixon
Girls' Hockey Cup: Kate Murray
Crow Shield for Boys' Hockey: Barnaby Simms
Tennis Cup: Daniel Vasey
The Kirkham Cup for outstanding achievement in sport: Ashton Turner
Christopher Knowles House Shield: Cecil House.