Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWednesday brings another bronze Dofe evening walk, what a laugh! The students had a great time & did really well with nav work! Osmotherly has seen us 3 times this week & the students have been ace! Excellent work all - proud of you! 3 weekends & it will be the practice exped 👍 https://t.co/j40VOxvCUU11 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyReminder! Our school spring concert is tomorrow evening (Wednesday) from 7pm in the main hall!
£2.50 adults and £1.50 child! Be great to see you there for a fantastic evening! 🎁1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyCracking evening on another Bronze Dofe evening walk! This time in Osmotherly! Lovely students and despite the weather the students were enthusiastic and motivated to complete the 10km route. Always showing their best which is great to see. Very proud of our students!! 👍 https://t.co/TapvLMSVUX1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyA superb evening walk with some of the year 10 students tonight - nav skills coming on well 👍 scorcher of an evening to enjoy outside! Really was impressed with the groups team work together! A great way to end the day - roll on next week for next evening walk! https://t.co/bjkU2tPA226 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyYear 10 boys played their final game of the season against Manor last night at home for the top spot. It ended up 2-0 to Manor but what a great evening of football. Weve finished 2nd by 2pts but very proud of the lads. Big thanks to Mr Metcalfe their manger for all his hard work!1 week ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyDofe Bronze evening Walk - 16th April and the suns shinning. Small group due to boys playing football match at school but what a lovely evening. Mrs Ward and Mr Rampling really were impressed with the students. Lovely evening to be in Bylands Abbey prepping for their expeditions! https://t.co/FzpDnKNbMZ1 week ago
Volunteers who dedicate their time to work with young people across the City of York were recognised last week at the annual Lord Mayor’s Shine Awards.
The event, held at Vale of York Academy on 12 December, celebrated the contributions of individuals and organisations who work with young people in many different ways. The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of York, Barbara Boyce and the Civic Party were in attendance to congratulate the winners and hand out the certificates.
One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Ann McKeown Award for Excellence. This award was introduced last year in memory of Ann who died suddenly in July 2016. Ann was a much loved Headteacher of Huntington Primary Academy and an avid supporter of the Shine Awards. Her husband, Geoffrey, handed out the awards to a dozen deserving individuals who give up their time for the benefit of young people in our city.
Event organiser, Tim Waudby, Community & Partnerships Officer at City of York Council, said “The Shine Awards allow us to really celebrate the incredible work, time and dedication that so many York citizens put in to helping young people in so many ways. It always proves to be a very emotional evening and I am humbled every year by some of the stories we hear.
“We were delighted to hold the awards ceremony at Vale of York Academy this year for the first time. They did an amazing job of hosting the event and everyone was made to feel incredibly welcome, so a big thank you to them.”
One of the winners of the Volunteer of the Year Award was Phoebe Kilvington of Vale of York Academy. Year 11 student Phoebe set up a mentoring scheme within her school to support the new Year 7s as they moved from primary to secondary school. She has recruited a team of mentors who will continue to work with the younger students throughout the academic year.
Phoebe is pictured above receiving her award from the Lord Mayor.
Wednesday brings another bronze Dofe evening walk, what a laugh! The students had a great time & did really well with nav work! Osmotherly has seen us 3 times this week & the students have been ace! Excellent work all - proud of you! 3 weekends & it will be the practice exped 👍 pic.twitter.com/j40V…
Cracking evening on another Bronze Dofe evening walk! This time in Osmotherly! Lovely students and despite the weather the students were enthusiastic and motivated to complete the 10km route. Always showing their best which is great to see. Very proud of our students!! 👍 pic.twitter.com/Tapv…