A night of grandeur was enjoyed by Cowley students and staff at the annual St Helens Star Education Awards that took place on Thursday, 16 June at the World of Glass.
Cowley were up for two awards, Class of the Year and SEN Pupil of the Year – I am pleased to report that we left the event with BOTH!
Cowley’s 8R1 class won the ‘Class of the Year’ award for their inspiring work on Tim Peake’s Rocket Seed Project – an out of this world experiment to see if seeds that have experienced zero gravity grow differently to those that have not.
The ‘SEN Pupil of the Year’ award went to a thoroughly deserving student, Callum Chaplin. Callum was involved in a serious road accident when he was in Year 7. Many people, including medical experts, thought that Callum would never return to mainstream education due to the extent of the brain injuries sustained. Fast forward five years and we find ourselves with a polite, dedicated and grateful young man, who is about to sit his GCSEs! Callum’s award was presented by local hero, Andy Reid.
The presentation evening was attended by both Primary and Secondary schools in the local area and all schools proudly cheered on others as awards were handed out.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the St Helens Star for organising, The World of Glass for hosting an incredible evening and the event sponsors for supporting a wonderfully inspiring event.