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Rhyddings’ celebrated its highest achieving students’ achievements at the school’s third annual ‘Oscars’ awards on Tuesday night.

Over 260 parents and family members filled the seats at the Hope Church Community Centre in Oswaldtwistle to see well over 150 awards given out to the school’s brightest and best.

Students from Year 7 to 10 were awarded with bronze, silver and gold awards for attainment in each subject, with gold award winners also presented with a high street voucher and special ‘Oscar’ statuette. Special awards for extra curricular sport and performing arts were also given out.

Big winners on the night included Trinity Woodman in Year 7 and Thomas Johnston in Year 8, who both claimed the top awards in several subjects.

Mrs Stobbs who organised the event said: “Nervous nominees gathered with their proud family members waiting to see who would win the coveted ‘Oscar’ awards. It was a really lovely evening and a great chance for us to focus on the positive things our students do every day.  This is the second year that we have run an ‘Oscars’ ceremony and there was a real sense of occasion when the nominees came up to the stage, many of them for the second year running.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing what these students achieve in years to come, I’m sure we have some potential entrepreneurs, medics, performers, sportspeople and leaders in the making.  I’m sure they will continue to do themselves, their families and us proud well into the future.”

Headteacher Mr Trickett said: “At Rhyddings we believe, passionately, in developing the whole child and celebrating achievements  in many varied aspects of that development.

“The ‘Oscars’ awards however, are about celebrating excellence in achievement. I am very proud of all of them and was really pleased to see the students and their families revel in their success.”