Blue Coat School is a natural stepping-stone to the next stage of your life at university or any other pathway you choose, said Old Blue Georgia Stevens, from the Class of 2018, and now playing football for Women’s Championship club Coventry United, in her address at the Year 12’s GCSE Prizegiving Celebration for academic, extracurricular and out-of-school achievements.
Georgia, a striker, who also played for Everton and Liverpool womens’ teams, told the students at the event in the School Chapel: “I would not have achieved as much in my life as I have done without the basis of morals and values that Blue Coat School instills in you.”
Currently, the Football Supporters’ Association’s Young Content Creator of the Year, Georgia said: “You will build life-long friendships and contacts during your time here. In life, you often learn as you go along and can feel out of your depth, but I know there is always someone from Blue Coat I can call for help or advice about anything.
“Somehow along with all the football and sport I achieved my A-Levels,” she joked, before adding, “And that was due to the fantastic team of teachers here at Blue Coat.”
Headteacher Mrs Yates thanked Georgia for her time and support for the School. Ms Yates told the students: “This is a celebration of the work you put into your GCSE grades and other activities. You should all be extremely proud of yourselves and your adaptability to achieve during the difficulties you faced. However, you will gain in the future from these strategies you have developed.”
There was also an address from the Year 11 Key Stage Leader Miss Hodson and the Presentation of Prizes was by Mrs Bakstad. Director of Music Mr Emery gave the piano accompaniment to Year 12 student Ambrose Pailing on cello playing Boccherini’s Rondo; and Larissa Potapova, also from Year 12, played Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in G.