Notes supplied by Vas
The annual Prize Giving evening was held at the school on Thursday, July 7, 2017. Representing the club were President Gail, Brian Rogers and Howarth Higgs. I (Vas) was also there in my capacity as a Governor.
The Chief Guest on the evening was former pupil of the school, Kieran Bedford, who is now a Flying Officer with the Royal Air-Force. President Gail presented certificates to all the nominees for the Rotary award and the cup to Daniel Barber who was also named the Head Prefect for the ensuing year. She was presented with a bouquet of flowers for her efforts.
At my request Daniel has expressed his thoughts at receiving this prestigious Rotary Award:
"Over the previous year at St George’s, I’ve continued my education in a great school with even greater teachers and peers. This support, from the whole school community, has enabled me to proceed with my academic success whilst taking on new challenges such as becoming President of the Council and also Head Prefect. Topping off the year, I received my 4th consecutive nomination for pupil of the year which resulted with me gaining the overall pupil of the year trophy. Considering the other worthy candidates I was up against, I can truly say it is an honour to receive this reward and I’d like to thank the rotary club for continuously supporting it.”
Tina Milner, one of the members of the staff at the school, had this to say about Daniel:
"Daniel contributes to every area of the school, he is 100% reliable and takes on a range of responsibilities that he carries out with great efficiency and a happy demeanor. Out of school he studies drama and and is in an explorer group, spending many weekends camping and walking. Academically Daniel is a very able pupil and will I'm sure he will go far in the future. He hopes to carry on further study in Computing and Maths after year 11."