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Lichfield teenager ‘overcomes significant challenges” as school hosts Oscars-themed award ceremony. 

Louis Fanshaw being presented an award by co-headteacher Sam Wood at Oscars-style award ceremony.

A Lichfield teenager who has “overcome significant challenges” throughout the year has been praised by his co-headteachers after he picked up a top prize at his special school’s awards night.

Louis Fanshaw, 16, was among a host of worthy winners when Queen’s Croft High School held the Oscar-themed event earlier this month to recognise the special efforts students have made throughout the school year.

The event was held at the Garrick Theatre, in Castle Dyke, where students were invited on stage to receive prizes that reflected each area of the school’s GREAT curriculum – Goals, Readiness, Education, Achievement and Talent. Additional prizes were awarded for GREAT attendance, behaviour and reading. 

The awards were presented by the co-headteachers Sam Wood and Letitia Carter, who handed over the  Headteacher’s GREAT Award for Key Stage Four to Louis, praising the progress he has made throughout the past months.

Sam said: “This year, Louis has overcome significant challenges to his learning journey at Queen’s Croft.

“His courage shines through as he consistently steps outside even when it’s difficult. But one of the most remarkable aspects of his progress is his resilience.

“His caring nature towards his peers is truly commendable. He consistently shows kindness and consideration, making a positive impact on those around him.”

Among the other 26 students to pick up an award was Jamie Eastment, 15, who won the inspiring GREATness Talent Award.

Jamie Eastment receiving award from assistant headteacher Jane Bradbury

His mum, Joanne, 42, said: “I’m so proud of him.

“The school has taken a positive turn this year under the new headteachers, and I’m delighted to see the children thriving as a result.

“This awards ceremony is significant because our children don’t win much, however, every achievement, whether it’s big or small, is celebrated by the new co-headteachers.”

Prom King and Queen at Hawaiian-themed prom

The event, which featured two performances by the school’s signing choir, Music in Motion, who performed I Won’t Give Up on Us and Return to Sender, capped a busy week for the school, which also held a Hawaiian-themed prom, complete with fish and chips and mocktails from a tiki bar.

Pupils enjoying the Hawaiian-themed prom

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