Hundreds of young people have been presented with awards to recognise their dedication to studying over the past two years.More than 300 students from eight schools were recognised for their hard work at school after taking part in the award scheme run by the University of Sheffield.
The awards were presented during a ceremony at the university to pupils who had excelled in a list of target areas, including 93 per cent attendance, 95 per cent punctuality and taking part in career planning activities such as attending a post-16 event and going on work experience.
Kate Smith, outreach activities officer from the University of Sheffield, said: “We have been working with these young people for the last two years, encouraging them to achieve challenging goals.
“It is a huge honour and privilege to welcome them and their family members to the university and celebrate this success together.”
Each pupil was presented with a certificate and then a boy and girl from each of the eight participating schools were chosen for a Young Achiever 2012 award. These winners were nominated by their teachers for being exceptional role models.
Jane Greaves, head of Year 11 at Minsthorpe Community College, Sheffield, said: “Minsthorpe Year 11 are a credit to me as their head of year and a credit to our school. The awards evening was an excellent opportunity to celebrate their hard work and maturity. It was an outstanding and enjoyable evening – A big thank you to you all.”