The achievements of Year 13 students from West Lakes Academy have been recognised at the academy’s annual awards evening. Parents, students, teachers and governors joined together at The Whitehaven Golf Club on Thursday evening for the celebratory event which acknowledges the students who have excelled over the last two years in the academy’s sixth form.

Guests were entertained by pianist and academy alumni Eli Hughes and enjoyed a two course dinner before students were presented with their awards by the teachers who had nominated them.

Over 25 awards were handed out on the evening, including accolades for services to the academy, overcoming adversity and excelling in each subject area. Notable winners from the evening include Luca Kovacs who won three awards for biology, maths and the principal’s award. Will Vernon picked up two awards for ICT and the governor’s award and Emily Cockbain also collected two awards for media studies and services to the academy.

Pastoral head of sixth form, Rachel Denwood commented, We are very proud of our students and the annual awards evening provides a fitting tribute to those students who go above and beyond in their studies. It was a fantastic night, the students all enjoyed themselves and it was lovely to see so many staff attend to celebrate alongside their students and to recognise their hard work and dedication.”

All of the photos from the evening have been added to the academy’s Facebook page.