VIDEO: Star Wars and Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis at Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College awards evening

Star Wars, Doctor Who and Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis was the special guest at the Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College awards evening at Nichol Hill Methodist Church.

And he made it an evening to remember for the students and staff.

Warwick with students

Warwick with students

He congratulated all the students who did well and said ‘trying’ was the important thing.

Warwick is famous for having appeared as Professor Filius Flitwick in the Harry Potter films and as Wicket the hairy Ewok in Star Wars Return of the Jedi.

On TV he has appeared in sitcom Life’s Too Short and most recently opposite Matt Smith in Doctor Who, battling the Cybermen.

It was a night of mixed emotions for Principal Dr Chris Rolph, who after 14 years at the college is moving on to become principal at the Oasis Academy, Wintringham, from September.

He praised the exam results but also said it was individual personal achievements by each student which were very important.

Students Ashley Standland, Ellie Stocks, Megan Johnson, Tom Williams, Jordan Dowswell, Abbie Hopwood and Nicole Critten priovided the entertainment for the evening.

Key stage 3, 4 and 5 awards were given out by Warwick.

The Sports Day House Cup was presented to Luda House Captain Emily Templeton by Leader Editor Charles Ladbrook.

Warwick presented the College Council Trophy to the parents of Ryan Davie.

The following special awards were given out -

Darren Thornley Award for Outstanding Physical Education to Natalie Stainton and Robbie Aldrich

Britton Merlin Trophy for Outstanding Effort and Contribution to College to Hannah Hawkins

B & E Office Equipment for Best All Rounder at Key Stage 3 to Rachel Rolph

Jane Owen Award for Endeavour and Commitment to Work to Abigail Overton

Rhianna Jeffrey Award for Supporting Fellow Students to Emily Carlton

Mary Miller Award for Shining Through to Drew Ramsay