Melton Vale Post-16 Centre honours A-Level class of 2015 at annual presentation night

Winners and Howard Rose (centre) brandish celebrations from Mars who kindly donated chocolates for each student who attended the presentation evening 'PHOTO: Supplied
Winners and Howard Rose (centre) brandish celebrations from Mars who kindly donated chocolates for each student who attended the presentation evening 'PHOTO: Supplied
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Some of the top performing students at Melton Vale Post 16 Centre (MV16) were invited back to receive prizes for their academic and extra curricular achievement.

Hundreds of parents and students attended the sixth form presentation night, where prizes for the awards were generously donated and presented by local businesses.

Special guests for the evening were the Mayor of Melton Jeanne Douglas and Melton born musician, Howard Rose, who gave an inspirational talk and played some of his own material.

Head of centre Kirstie Black said: “The event is one of the highlights of the MV16 year alongside the August results day.

“I’d like to commend all of the students and their parents for their record breaking achievements alongside their wider contributions to the community and ethos of the centre.

“The contributions and achievements justifiably lead the way for current and future students to achieve in a similar vein.”

The Class of 2015 achieved record breaking A level results in the summer, with 14 per cent of students attaining at least one A*. Overall MV16 was the top performing sixth form in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland with results above the national average.

Award winners were: George Crowther (Harry Anderson Science Memorial Prize); Olivia Parry and Sarah Lovegrove (Prize for Service to the School); Sophia Eames (The Melton Lion Services to School/Community Award); Lauren Green (Marjorie Pacey Arts Award); Emily Moore and Lydia Sherlock (Melton Belvoir Rotary Vocational Prize); Abigail Thompson and Sofie Power (Melton Rotary Community Service Award); Joelle Whenham-Bossy (Melton Vale Award for Personal Achievement); Charlea Harrison (Robert Harris Prize for English); Emma Would (Melton Chamber of Trade Business Prize); Anna Harvey (Oldham and Marsh Prize for Law); Millie Lloyd (Leicester Mercury Prize for Languages); Rebecca Vickers (Frances Bloodworth Award for Endeavour in Geography); Molly Reek (Melton Times Prize for History); Andrew Tatnell (Melton Vale Award for Design); Ellie Barker (Rosie May Dance and Performing Arts Award); Jess Walkden and Tom Browning (Jon Sherwin Award for Visual Arts); Lois Howson (Ragdale Hall Prize for Sport); Matthew Greedy (Melton Vale Award for Mathematics); Sam Gregory (Melton Vale Award for Chemistry); Daniel Barratt (Melton Vale Award for Biology) Beth Mawby (Melton Vale Sociology Award); Megan Foulkes (Melton Vale Psychology Award); Amber McAuliffe (Pam Posnett Award for Government and Politics); Sophie Lecoyte (Everyone Active Prize); Krzysztof Malinowski (Sir Richard Raynes Foundation Scholarship).

Students received a box of Celebrations in recognition of their achievements donated by Mars UK.