Diana awards 2015 - Stockport Academy's tradition of achieving multiple Diana Awards continued this year, with students achieving no less than four honours over the last year.
Our peer mentor group was invited to Facebook's London headquarter's to receive their award for helping to promote our anti-bullying culture in the school, meeting celebrities including Diversity, Ronan Keating and Blue in the process.
Meanwhile, Y9 student Shanaida Ahmed received an individual courageous citizen award in recognition of her work as a young carer. She too was invited to a special ceremony to mingle with the stars.
Form group 10 CMC received an award for their charity work, as did the school's charity committee. A total of £5,000 was raised over the last year and this money was handed over during our annual Prizegiving Ceremony at Stockport Plaza on July 9th.
Diana awards 2014 - we have been delighted to have had a number of successful Diana awards over the last couple of years both for individuals and for groups of students.
Our individuals have been successful as a result of their tireless work to support others as members of our charities groups, student council, peer mentors or prefects. A number of individuals have been recognised as a result of great achievement and work for others despite their own difficult circumstances.
In addition we have been successfully been awarded a number of group awards;
Our peer mentors won this prestigious accolade as a result of their tireless work to support younger students and raise awareness of anti-bullying in school in both 2012 and 2014.
Our student council were named winners of the Diana active campaigners award in 2013 as a result of their consistently innovative ideas and persistent drive for school improvement. The student council have undertaken a number of initiatives on behalf of the student body in order to improve the academy.
Our SF literacy mentors were also named award winners in 2013 in recognition of their work to support students in lower school in improving their reading. Students significantly improved their reading ages and levels in english as a result of effective support and intervention.
In 2013/14 we received three Diana Awards. Our Student Council received the 'Diana Active Campaigners Award' and two other students received Individual Awards; Destiny Manning Wong received the 'Diana Individual Award - Courageous Citizen' and Courtney Baird received the 'Diana Individual Award - Anti-Bullying Champion'.
The honour - a lasting memorial to the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales – is awarded to those young people who make a positive difference to their community.
Formed four years ago, the Student Council’s influence has been particularly felt in the last 18 months, with initiatives including:
- Increased counselling support for vulnerable students
- Active input into the academy’s catering arrangements to ensure healthier options
- Organisation of a best practice conference for fellow schools/academies within the United Learning group
- Additional support for young carers
- Ongoing liaison with the police, including a campaign to mark bikes and mobile phones
- Fundraising/community events, such as Christmas hampers for the elderly
- Organising sports days for local primary schools
The Student Council also played a key role in the academy’s successful anti-bullying campaign, which gained national recognition via the Diana Awards and the Bullying Intervention Group (BIG).