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Passport Pride Awards

Date Posted: 02/10/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

Students from QE had their achievements recognised at Teesside University’s annual Passport Pride Awards Ceremony.

Cameron Grove and Thomas Parsons-Munn won their awards for academic excellence.  Cameron, described as a “brilliant Mathematician,”    represented the College in the regional Royal Society of Chemistry Schools Analyst competition and is now going on to the national finals at Sunderland University.  He also represented QE in badminton at the National Colleges Sport Finals at Loughborough University.  Thomas, who has maintained first class standards since arriving at College with excellent GCSE results, not only achieved three A grades in his January AS Level exams but is also known for his exceptional contribution to extra-curricular activities.  He was a prize winner in a College poetry competition, is an active member of the Philosophy, Literature and History Clubs and was the College captain in a recent university challenge at Durham University.

Andrew Backhouse’s award was for his dedication to participation in extracurricular activities that support his progression into a career as a radio presenter.  Andrew began at school as editor in chief of his school newspaper and has since worked at BBC Radio 1 in London and Cardiff as well as presenting his own shows on Garrison FM and Mearns FM. He’s also produced podcasts for the Reading and Leeds Festivals and established QE Radio!

Kiera Prior won her award for outstanding achievement. She has overcome health problems to achieve 100% attendance at both school and College.   In addition, Kiera has spent time working with her church to fundraise for the Association for Young People with ME and is keen to raise awareness and offer support to others with the condition. She has also raised money for the charity “Rebuild Mexico” which helps to build housing in the country.

Liz Bryan co-ordinated the nominations for the Passport Pride Awards. She says:

“We are very pleased that our students have been recognised not only for their academic achievements but also for the contributions they make to College life and their wider interests.  We are proud to share in their achievements and wish them success in their future courses and careers”

Pictured left to right: Andrew Backhouse, Cameron Grove, Kiera Prior and Thomas Parsons-Munn