Outstanding students at Burnley school honoured at end of term awards evening

Burnley’s Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College pupils, staff and families celebrated a welcome return of the awards evening after Covid-19.

By Sue Plunkett
Thursday, 4th August 2022, 5:54 pm

Held at St Mary’s RC Church for years seven to 10, the guest speaker was Heather Murray OBE who talked about her 41-year career in the civil service.

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Year seven Olivia Durkin, year eight Oliver Wilkinson, year nine Charlotte Payne and year 10 Yumna Iftikhar won the Contribution to College Life for their year groups.

Burnley's Blessed Trinity RC College held its annual awards evening for the first time since covid

Most merits were awarded to: Year seven Thomas Shilton, year eight Joseph Wilkinson, year nine Wayes Iftikhar and year 10 Lucy Balmbra with a ‘massive’ 1,643 merits.

Harry Whittaker collected the Achievement at Work award for his commitment to the Prince’s Trust, showing perseverance, team work and the ability to overcome challenges.

Asha Hanson won the Duke of Edinburgh Award for her resilience and organisation which included three months of volunteering to help people with their learning during lockdown as well as three months of dance for the skills aspect.

Tillie Ferguson was awarded the Specialist College Sports Award. Tillie recently became the Lancashire Schools Athletics champion in javelin for the second year running and represents Lancashire Under 15s in rugby.

Burnley's Blessed Trinity RC College held its annual awards evening for the first time since covid

The Specialist College Humanities Award was presented to Nicole Budzynska for her consistency and attitude to learning, making impressive progress especially in Geography.

The Contribution to Community award was presented to Head Boy Sebastian Bernabe for playing a key part in school life. Sebastian is a Mission Leader, took part in the young enterprise group, is on the Student Council, is part of the Faith Life of the school and, basically, is ‘an amazing ambassador for Blessed Trinity.’

The Contribution to College Faith Life award was given to Yumna Iftikhar, a Mission Leader who is described as 'having enthusiasm and kindness.' Yumna trains junior Mission Leaders, leads prayers and is a willing volunteer.

The Robin Barlow Endeavour Award belonged to Lewis Catterall while the Sporting Commitment Award, in memory of former teacher Mick Ennis, was presented to Rossi Fleming, for being involved in most sports clubs and helping those who struggle to learn new skills

Burnley's Blessed Trinity RC College held its annual awards evening for the first time since covid