Local students celebrated for their ambition, collaboration and selflessness
Students, families, staff and volunteers from Ted Wragg schools across Exeter and Devon had a brilliant time at the Ted Wragg Awards on Thursday the 12th of October at Sandy Park in Exeter.
The awards were particularly auspicious as they also marked ten years since the creation of the Ted Wragg Trust and were an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of students, staff members and volunteers from across school communities.
The evening kicked off with a performance from the talented Lipson Co-operative Academy Band who were also nominated in the Student Teamwork category. Guests were also treated to performances by the Ted Wragg Choir between the three different award categories, Ambition Awards, Collaboration Awards and Selflessness Awards in line with Trust values. The choir which included primary school, secondary school and sixth form students from schools across the Trust came together for the first time to perform at this event. Their performances were a special part of the celebration evening and they received a well-deserved standing ovation at the end of the night.
Winners from Exeter and Devon schools included,
- Morgan Carver, Isca Academy; Ved Jan Kumar, St James School and Manroop Singh, Whipton Barton Federation for Student of the Year
- Ali Davey, Whipton Barton Federation, Teacher of the Year
- Tara Stirzaker, St James School, Co-Professional of the Year
- CEC Lionesses (Primary Girls Football Team), Cranbrook Education Campus and The Ten Tors 45ers, West Exe School for Student Teamwork of the Year
- Lucy Bradbury, Exwick Heights Primary School and Alex Evans, St Luke’s Church of England School for Inspirational Leader Award
- Post 16 students, Honiton Community College, Student Community Leadership award
- Jenni Baker, Queen Elizabeth’s School and Carole Clark, Sidmouth College, Unsung Hero of the Year Award
- EX5 Alive Community Hub, Cranbrook Education Campus, Strengthening Communities Award
The awards were kindly sponsored by a range of organisations and businesses including, the University of Exeter, City College Plymouth, Bromcom, Pinnacle Group, South West Metal Finishing, Exeter College, Steplab, COREUS, Sam Hatton-Brown Creative Content, Plymouth City Bus and PHP Law LLP.
Moira Marder, CEO of the Ted Wragg Trust said:
“It is a huge honour and privilege to be the CEO of the Ted Wragg trust and I am so proud of what we have achieved and the remarkable journey that we have been on in the last ten years.
“It was only fitting to mark this momentous occasion by celebrating the achievements of our wonderful students and the unwavering impact and service of our colleagues, volunteers and community members.
“Everyday in my job I witness the incredible power of collaboration, compassion and commitment in transforming education and the lives of children and it was great to take an evening to celebrate this.
“I would also like to thank our sponsors, the many generous local businesses and educational institutions that made the awards possible, everyone at the trust is very grateful to them for their kindness.”
To find out more about the event, the full list of nominees and view the supporting award videos visit www.tedwraggtrust.co.uk/ted-wragg-awards