Silver Jubilee celebrations for pupils at Rastrick High School

Rastrick High School's presentation. Harriet Tonwley, Marinder Kaur, Ewelina Kroliczek, Benn Maffin and Alexander Jowett and Ilsa Parry (back)
Rastrick High School's presentation. Harriet Tonwley, Marinder Kaur, Ewelina Kroliczek, Benn Maffin and Alexander Jowett and Ilsa Parry (back)

ACADEMIC and sport success were at the centre of another fantastic year at Rastrick High School.

The secondary school held its annual prizegiving with awards handed out to the year’s top achievers.

The evening was a chance to look back on 2011 which was signficant as it marked the school’s 25th anniversary.

It was formed by the merger of Reins Wood School and Rastrick Boys Grammar School in September 1985.

Headteacher Helen Lennie led the celebrations with a recap of the year.

The Sivler Jubilee year was 12 months of fundraising for good causes and for the school. Mrs Lennie said: “Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the year was the spectacular sell out Silver Jubilee concert involving over 200 musicians at Huddersfield Town Hall.

“Over 35 former students took part in the evening either as performers or members of the audience.”

Pupils and staff raised more than £2,000 for Comic Relief.

Mrs Lennie spoke proudly of this year’s GCSE results with 92 per cent of pupils achieving five A* to C grades.

Special guest for the evening was artist and design teacher Ilsa Parry.

She runs her own product design agency and 3D creative consultancy REthinkthings by Ilsa Parry and works at Liverpool Community College.

Mrs Parry spoke to the assembled praised the pupils and their families for their achievements .

During the vote of thanks, Sixth Form student Ellis Michaels thanked Ilsa for being at the ceremony.

“Thank you for teaching us to have vision, courage and belief and most of all to enjoy our experience,” he said.