Shuttleworth stars shine at college awards evening

Shuttleworth College Class of 2016 Awards Evening (Back row: Joshua Maddox, Reece Hamilton, Dale Benson, Declan McCluskey, Jack Halstead, Owen Edwards. Front: Katie Barson, Anya Gillett, Holly Reynolds, Mehreen Asif)

Shuttleworth College Class of 2016 Awards Evening (Back row: Joshua Maddox, Reece Hamilton, Dale Benson, Declan McCluskey, Jack Halstead, Owen Edwards. Front: Katie Barson, Anya Gillett, Holly Reynolds, Mehreen Asif)

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Shuttleworth College star pupil, Katie Barson, will be nursing some tired arms and legs after picking up a host of awards at the school’s Class of 2016 Awards Evening.

Katie got five A*s and five As in her GSCEs in August, collecting awards for biology, chemistry, ECDL, English language, English literature, French, geography, maths, physical education, physics, and religious education.

She won the ‘Best Overall Female Exam Results’ and, along with Jack Halstead, collected a special prize for 100 per cent attendance all the way through school, from Year Seven to 11.

“I was a bit surprised,” said Katie, who is at Burnley College now studying A-Levels with aims to go onto university to study psychology.

Joshua Maddox won the ‘Best Overall Male Exam Results’ - he is studying A-Levels at Burnley College - while former Head Girl, Anya Gillett, won ‘Student of the Year.’

“This was for a strong all-rounder,” said Head Teacher, Ruth England. “It wasn’t just about exams, it included dedication to school life, enthusiasm and being an inspiration and role model to our younger students and Anya was just that.”

Gabriella Tuff received nine subject awards while Ryan Aspinall also collected seven subject awards.

The STEM award went to Jack Irving, while Special Recognition Awards were presented to Anada Ashworth, Mehreen Asif, Yasser Baqi, Dale Benson, Lewis Bradley, Reece Hamilton, Conall Peel, and Holly Reynolds, for their contribution to school life.

“So many students worked incredibly hard to achieve the results they did and they deserve recognition,” said Mrs England. “It was great to see them all again and catch-up with their progress.”

Special guests included the Mayor and Mayoress of Burnley and the Mayor and Mayoress of Padiham.