The winner of The Emily Buley Prize is a student whose incredibly purposeful and upbeat approach to life shone through throughout his time in Sixth Form. He is constantly smiling and cheerful, interested in people and always positive in his approach to whatever activity he is doing. Academically, he always strived to achieve his best, working hard and using whatever resources were available. In tutor time and in lessons, he could be relied on to make thoughtful contributions to discussions as well as really listening to others, responding as required.
However, the reason why he is the ideal person to be awarded the Emily Buley prize is for the work he did around school, with and for other students, and in the Sixth Form. His energy and commitment to the school was infectious and he would include everyone in an activity. As a sixth form leadership team member, he was very active in presenting to students in assemblies, running peer mentoring and supporting students whose first language was not English. He was supportive and kind with the lower school students who were under his guidance and was a great role model to them. He has been much missed this year by staff and students alike. It is with great pleasure that we award the Emily Buley prize to Ben Leeming.
Ben is pictured in the middle above with (from left to right) Dan Tomlinson, Guest Speaker, Ben's family and Mr Shadbolt, Headteacher.