Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyAnother outstanding event here at the vale of York tonight! The primary students all performed really well and our sports leaders as ever were mint! Thank you for their time and efforts - super proud of what we can do to support the community. https://t.co/l1oNRWFcwA2 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyExcellent work today by Miss Plowmans year 7 maths class - making their own customised pizza according to the fractions of each topping. They started with the blue post it notes and ended in the yellows :) Really impressed - well done all :) https://t.co/zOR8TzRKg53 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyGreat rewards event today for all students who havent had a homework code all half term! Big thanks to the army for running the event and Mr Kumar for putting it all together. Next half terms reward focus is around lateness - ice creams at end of term! Well done to all 😁 https://t.co/X6a1ScV0X23 days ago
Young volunteers who dedicate their time to work with their peers and help to make the City of York a better place, have been recognised for their contributions at the annual Lord Mayor of York’s Shine Awards.
The event, held at Vale of York Academy, celebrated the contributions of individuals and organisations who work with young people in many different ways. The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Keith Orrell and the Civic Party were in attendance to congratulate the winners and hand out the certificates.
This was the seventh Lord Mayor’s Shine Awards and the second to be held at Vale of York Academy in partnership with City of York Council.
The Children and Young Peoples Shine Awards were presented to those who dedicate their time to enable others to ‘shine’ in a number of ways. With categories for volunteering, community champions and the arts, children and young people from all over York were recognised for doing amazing work and inspiring others.
A group of deserving adults who give up their time for the benefit of young people in our city, were presented with The Ann McKeown Award for Excellence and Inspirational Work With Children and Young People. Ann’s husband, Geoff McKeown, presented the awards and recited a poem called Mrs McKeown’s Calling, in memory of his late wife who was a long-time supporter of the awards.
The event this year was compered by Tim Waudby, Community and Partnerships Officer for the Local Area Teams, City of York Council and Holly Cairns, Vale of York Academy Alumna and twice a recipient of the awards herself.
Students from Vale of York Academy began the awards with a series of inspirational readings and local singer Elena Whitely provided music during the reception, where the Lord Mayor, Civic Party and VIP guests chatted with recipients of the awards and their families.
Event organiser, Tim Waudby, said “The Shine Awards allow us to really celebrate the incredible work, time and dedication that so many York citizens put in to helping others. The awards exist because we as a community want to celebrate the fantastic contributions which people make for the good of the city’s young people.
“We were delighted to hold the awards ceremony at Vale of York Academy once again. They did an amazing job of hosting the event and everyone was made to feel incredibly welcome.”
Vale of York Academy Principal, Toby Eastaugh, added “We were honoured to host the Shine Awards for a second time. I never cease to be amazed by the generosity and kindness of individuals who want to make their city a better place.
“I am also very proud of our students who welcomed guests, read beautifully and performed during the event. Thanks also to our past head girl, Holly Cairns, past winner of a Shine Award herself, who came back to help present the Children and Young Peoples Awards.”
VIP guests in attendance were: Geoff McKeown husband of Ann McKeown, the much loved ex-headteacher of Huntington Primary Academy who sadly died in 2016; Toby Eastaugh, Principal of Vale of York Academy; Amanda Hatton, Corporate Director, Children, Education and Communities; Sophie Wales; Assistant Director Children’s Specialist Services and Councillor Keith Myers, Council Member for Education Children and Families.
Great evening at @Door84YouthClub with York Rotary Club to collect a £500 cheque for our Morocco 🇲🇦
2019 venture! Our two amazing students collecting the cheque! Big thanks to the rotary for all their support 👍 pic.twitter.com/SKkr…
Another outstanding event here at the vale of York tonight! The primary students all performed really well and our sports leaders as ever were mint! Thank you for their time and efforts - super proud of what we can do to support the community. twitter.com/valeofyo…
Excellent work today by Miss Plowmans year 7 maths class - making their own customised pizza according to the fractions of each topping. They started with the blue post it notes and ended in the yellows :) Really impressed - well done all :) pic.twitter.com/zOR8…