Recognition for local academies

Black Country academies celebrate awards success at national ceremony.

Pupils from two Black Country academies are jumping for joy after picking up a host of awards from Britain’s Got Talent winners, Diversity, at Academy Transformation Trust’s first ever national awards.

Pupils from Bristnall Hall Academy in Oldbury and Jubilee Academy Mossley in Walsall, which form part of Academy Transformation Trust, were recognised at The Trust’s much-anticipated Pupil Awards 2015.

Academy Transformation Trust is a not for profit trust working with primary and secondary academies and further education providers in the Midlands, East of England and South East.

Hosted by street dancers Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely from Britain’s Got Talent 2009 winners, Diversity, the ceremony brought together pupils, staff and parents from The Trust’s 18 academies to recognise and celebrate pupils’ achievements across 10 categories.

Saksham Kumar from Bristnall Hall Academy picked up the Academic Excellence award, while Alfie Cartwright from Jubilee Academy Mossley won the Leadership award.

Jennie Westley, Principal at Jubilee Academy Mossley, said: “Alfie is an exceptional young man who is always putting others before himself. He is always the first person who offers to help others and does it in a very caring and supportive way.”

Vincent Green, Principal at Bristnall Hall Academy, said: “Saksham is always willing to support others and often mentors those around him who are struggling. He always pushes himself and never gives up.”

Jordan & Perri from Diversity, said: “Our motto is ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’ and we aim to inspire young people with passion, therefore it was a privilege to support young individuals and present them with their awards!”

Joyce Hodgetts, Managing Director of Academy Transformation Trust, added: “We are delighted to have honoured our pupils for their achievements in our first ever awards ceremony. Congratulations to all our pupils, we are very proud of their accomplishments.”

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