Prize Evening 2019
A gala night at Glan-y-Môr!
Wednesday 6th November was a gala night for Glan-y-Môr at Burry Port Memorial Hall as the whole school gathered with parents and the community to celebrate its annual presentation evening. Students from Years 7 - 11 presently in the school, along with the Year 11 class of 2018-19, were gathered for the award of prizes and certificates to celebrate their achievements in the school over the past year.
Professional performer from the West End, Peter Karrie, was present to address the assembly and spoke about the importance of “Success through effort” in both his own life and those of the young people before him, a key part of the recent meteoric rise of the school to becoming one of the best schools in Wales, and how important it was to seek a future that they loved. These sentiments were echoed by Mr Gareth Morgans, Director of Education & Children’s Services who also took time out to speak to the audience about the journey of the school and its recent success.
Highlights of the evening also included:
- Speeches by Harriet Porter, Head Girl and Morgan Clarke, Head Boy reflecting upon their time at the school, what it has done for them and their aspiration for all the students that attend Glan-y-Môr.
- Performances by the senior ladies choir, as well as a spectacular solo piano performance from Year 9 pupil Jada Lane, and a song from the school’s upcoming performance “We Will Rock You” by Deputy Head Girl Rebecca Lewis.
- Awards for Year 7 pupils to praise their successful transition from primary school.
- Awards for current Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 based on both effort and academic, as well as sporting, success.
- Awards for students across the school commemorating the school’s recent success in projects beyond the conventional curriculum.
- Awards for the Year 11 class of 2018-19 to celebrate their success in their GCSE’s and other areas, including Frances Woodward being presented by Mr Karrie with the award for best GCSE results overall with 9A*s, 1A, 2B’s and a C!
As the night ended with a rousing rendition of the national anthem all involved were proud of the young people that were being celebrated, as thoughts turned to next year and who would be next…
Head of School John Jones said “In today’s society the opportunity to, and use of, praise is so important for people to feel valued and push themselves to achieve. The fact that we have once again been able to bring the event to Burry Port Memorial Hall this year, and fill it to the rafters, places us at the heart of our community, a place where we are proud to be, and a fitting place to celebrate not just the young people we serve, but all of those that work with us to support them.
It is an honour to be able to be involved in such an evening where the recent success of the school – the students – are put into the limelight to give all involved the opportunity to both praise them and hold them as a shining example to others of what can be achieved.”