Pupils from across the South East celebrated their triumph at the Festival of Remarkable Lives, run by Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).
AET is one of the largest academy trusts in the country, with 58 primary, secondary and special schools. 47,000 young people from across AET’s family of schools were eligible for the awards. Winton Community Academy in Andover is one of those schools.
The festival, recognised all aspects of what it means to be “remarkable”, and is designed to celebrate the previous year’s achievements and is integral to the trust’s ethos of inspiring students to live a “remarkable life”. The competition winners were announced by Sam and Mark from CBBC on a live streamed show.
Mrs Jones, Headteacher at Winton Community Academy told Andover Radio, “ We are so proud of all of our students who took part in many of the competitions as part of the Remarkable Festival” run by Academies Enterprise Trust. We were really thrilled to have won so many of the competitions considering there are 62 academies that make up Academies Enterprise Trust across the country. Our students have had another tough year but their performances have shown how resilient they are and that they are able to truly embody the values we hold as a school. A huge well done to everyone involved.”
Rebecca Boomer-Clark, Chief Executive of AET, said, “It is fantastic to see all of the talent and imagination we have in our schools across AET – huge congratulations to all of our winners today. The Remarkable Lives Festival is the culmination of the school year and gives us a brilliant opportunity to celebrate the diversity of talent we have in our schools.
“All children – and especially those from disadvantaged communities – deserve a rich education which is ambitious and sets them up for adult life. That belief is at the heart of the Remarkable Lives festival, and I am excited to see how we can carry this momentum into a new school year after the summer break.”