The outstanding achievements of Ron Dearing UTC students have been marked at a special awards ceremony.
The Celebration of Achievement Awards were attended by Year 10 and Year 12 students, as well as their parents or carers, members of the UTC’s Governing Board, representatives from the school’s Founding Partners and Ron Dearing UTC Patron and former Hull West and Hessle MP Alan Johnson.
Several Year 10 students received accolades for productivity and achievement in their core, digital and engineering subjects, while others were recognised for professional values and behaviour, and employability skills.
Three Year 10 students, Imogen Ovington, Phoebe Ovington and Leisha Buckley won the Special Contribution to the Community Award after forming a friendship group at Ron Dearing UTC to support peers experiencing difficulties settling in.
The three girls have also worked closely with pastoral staff to set up a “Peer Buddy” scheme to support all new Year 10 students to settle in and feel at home from September 2023 and volunteered to run a “quiet room” at social times for any students who may need it.
Fellow Year 10 student James Bedford won the Ron Dearing Digital Talent of the Year Specialism Award for excellence in computer science where he has excelled at understanding and using different coding languages.
Year 10 student Lewis Batty was presented with the KCOM Award for Best Communicator, receiving the Founding Partners Award for always engaging in discussions and sharing thought-provoking opinions and ideas with external visitors and his peers.
The Year 12 awards saw students recognised for productivity and achievement in their A-level subjects, as well as accolades for digital, photography and engineering qualifications, employability skills and professional values and behaviour.
Charlie Gibson received the award for the Engineer of the Year and Jay Rutter was named the Ron Dearing UTC Creative Talent of the Year.
The following Year 12 students were also recognised with Founding Partners’ Awards:
- The University of Hull Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement – Francesca Wilkes-Oliver
- The Reckitt Award for Inspirational Leadership – Jack Shephard
- The Siemens Gamesa Quality Excellence Award – Jasper Gourley
- The Smith+Nephew Award for Innovation – Harry Tyler
- The Spencer Group Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community – Shuhrra Amudi
The Alan Johnson Award for Young Advocates of the Year was presented to Year 12 student Olesia Khrypunova, with praise from the judges including: “Olesia epitomises Ron Dearing UTC’s vision of the ideal student.”
Ron Dearing UTC Principal Sarah Pashley said: “We are so proud of our students and how hard they’ve worked this year.
“These awards are a special way to recognise everything they’ve put into their studies and how, in many cases, they have gone above and beyond what they learn in the classroom to extend their skills and develop their personal brands.
“We hope they are as proud of themselves as we are of them and we look forward to welcoming them back for another successful year in September.”