The “amazing success stories” achieved over the summer by students at a Harleston high school have been celebrated this week as a reflection of the school’s motto.
Archbishop Sancroft High School (ASHS) highlighted individual successes of pupils during the school holidays, such as an award-winning skater and singer, and touring musicians.
These stories include Jake Leeder, an ‘artisitic rollerskating’ champion, Breeze Redwine, who scooped multiple accolades for her vocals, and young musicians who toured Malaysia.
Deputy headteacher Rob Connelly told the Diss Express: “The experiences and success they have had beyond ASHS this summer reflect the schools vision of ‘ASHS to Anywhere’.
“We have a responsibility and a real passion for developing individuals, enabling them to gain confidence and pursue their ambitions.”
Jake, who is in Year 9, was spotlighted for his success at the Federation of Artisitic Rollerskating British Championships in August, where he won three Gold Medals, as part of Great Yarmouth’s Retroskate team.
Mr Connelly stated: “Having got involved in the sport in the last two years, this is an amazing achievement and reflects the determination and commitment of a true ASHS champion.”
One month earlier, Year 10 student Breeze was crowned overall champion at the World Championships for Performing Arts in Hollywood, California, earning four Golds, two Silvers and an award recognising her industry potential.
“As a school we are incredibly proud of Breeze and are very excited to announce that she will be starring in the schools performance of Back to the 80s in January,” said Mr Connelly.
Current and former students also received praise for their part in the South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band’s charity concert tour of eastern Malaysia in August (full story on page 13).
Those involved at the school were Year 8’s Archie Mclintock, Year 9 pairing Molly Andrews and Peter Witham and Year 10 pupil Elise Golby, in addition to three graduates from the Class of 2016 — Alex Witham, Lucy Mclintock and Georgia Golby.
Mr Connelly added: “This was a fun, unforgettable, memorable and eye-opening experience where they all got to meet people from different cultures and share their love of music.”