On Thursday 5th January The Blue Coat School community gathered together to welcome back and celebrate the hard work and achievements of the Class of 2016, during the annual A Level Prize Giving celebration. The 180 strong cohort demonstrated a fantastic level of commitment to their chosen subjects and of all grades awarded during August 2016, 18% were A*.
Alongside their subject successes the Class of 2016 were also praised by Lord Mayor of Liverpool Councillor Roz Gladden for their involvement in cultural and social aspects of Blue Coat School life, with a number of students receiving prizes such as the Smallman Prize for contribution to musical life of the School, the RC Burns Memorial Prize for service to the School and the prestigious Westminster Plate.
Delivering this year’s key address local MP Luciana Berger, who drawing on her early involvement in politics as a National Executive Committee member of the National Union of Students and current role as a member of the Commons Health Select Committee, Luciana reiterated to the Class of 2016 to strive to “make a difference”, by working with others and to challenge and debate concepts and ideas in order to find solutions.
Guests were treated to two magnificent musical performances from the School string ensemble and choir who provided beautiful renditions of Basse Dance from the Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock and O Thou the Central Orb by Henry Wood.
Drawing the evening to a close the Head Boy and Head Girl paid tribute to key members of the School community, in particular Blue Coat teaching and support staff, who they thanked for their support, dedication and professional guidance.
We would once again like to congratulate the Class of 2016 and wish them every success.