On Thursday evening, we welcomed back the Class of 2018 to Sharples. This was the perfect opportunity to celebrate their achievements and recognise their many endeavours.

Both students and guests were invited to have some light refreshments before the formalities had begun. This was an opportunity to listen to the melodic tones of Takunda Mutikani (in Year 10) on the keyboard, write personal and heartfelt messages on our message board and frequent our Sharples’ dessert bar.

Mrs. Wild (our Chair of Governors) introduced the evening; this was followed by a speech from Ms. Webster whereby she spoke about the resilience and determination the students had shown throughout their time at Sharples School.

On the evening, we welcomed back former Sharples student, Ellis Waugh, who gave a motivational speech about his time at Sharples School and how our core values shaped his future. He was truly an inspirational figure and definitely a role model for our students.

Throughout the evening, the Class of 2018 received their all important GCSE certificates. This was followed by the Curriculum Awards and (lastly) the Special Awards announced by Mr. Savage. A huge congratulations to all of our worthy winners!

Throughout the evening, the students, parents and staff were entertained by two musical items. The first musical interlude – ‘Wings’ – was performed by two of our Year 10 students: Rowan Edlington and Jesika Eslick. Shortly after the Curriculum Awards were announced, Jay-Jay Makin performed a unique dance piece to ‘Jump’. Finally, to draw our celebrations to a close, Courtney Adamson sang ‘Rise Up’ as our breathtaking finale. The performances were outstanding and thoroughly engaged the audience. Well done to all pupils who performed.

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this thrilling evening.