Cordeaux Academy held its annual prizegiving ceremony in St James’s Church, Louth.
The occasion was attended by the whole Cordeaux Academy community with parents, staff, governors, distinguished guests and pupils, whose achievements were at the heart of proceedings.
Guests included the Mayor and Mayoress of Louth, Coun David and Mrs Phil Wing, Assistant Chief Constable Lee Freeman, Coun Jill Makinson-Sanders, Ian Keyes, Chair of Governors and prizes were presented by Doreen Stephenson leader of East Lindsey District Council.
Principal, Peter Kubicki, welcomed the assembled audience and in his theme stressed that it was important to look to the past to learn and to celebrate achievement but also to set sights on the future and what can be achieved.
He emphasised that this was a theme running through national education ideas with the debate about curriculum focusing on the rigour and discipline of an earlier time whilst technology was progressing ever faster.
He pointed out that pupils will be working in their future with technology that has not yet been invented.
His key point was that we all need to know where we come from to understand where we are going. Cordeaux School had a proud past but as Cordeaux Academy there is a brilliant future.
He went on to focus on the past year which included conversion to become a member of the Academies Enterprise Trust, a focus on the best exam results in Cordeaux history for the second year running, the proud receipt of a letter from the Deputy Prime Minister commending Cordeaux Academy as being one of the most outstanding schools in the country for the results of disadvantaged pupils receiving the pupil premium and he asked the audience to remember former pupil Nicole Williams who sadly passed away after a long and brave battle against cancer.
The achievements of all pupils were highlighted and the joy of hearing of past pupil success, rooted in their experience of Cordeaux and success into the future.