Achievements of pupils from Gedling schools celebrated at Flying High Trust awards night

Pupils from schools across Gedling borough took to the stage at Royal Concert Hall last week to celebrate their achievements in front of an audience made up of 2200 proud friends and family members.

Youngsters from Arnold schools Ernehale Junior School, Ernehale Infant School and Killisick Junior School joined pupils from Haddon Primary and Nursery School and Porchester Junior School in Carlton for The Flying High Trust Awards.

They were among 22 schools from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire in total taking part in the festival celebrating their educational achievements.

The Flying High Trust is the forth highest performing multi-academy trust in the country and was recently voted joint-first, top multi-academy trust by the Times Educational Supplement (TES).

During the event children performed musical medleys including songs by The Beatles, Elton John and many more in a show that had the audience at Royal Concert Hall laughing, cheering and dancing along. 

The Flying High Partnership’s CEO, Chris Wheatley, said the event was a tour de force of talent and exuberance.

He said: “The event was an incredible success, with 22 schools, their children and staff and families coming together to celebrate their collective and individual achievements and efforts in a spectacular visual display of talent and joy.

“The children displayed their confidence and performing skills on the magnificent stage in front of a huge audience and are a credit to themselves, families and schools.”

“Our awards are dedicated to thanking those who go above and beyond to make the schools the best they can be. We all collectively aim to increase aspiration for staff, pupils and parents and this is at the heart of everything we strive for in the Flying High Trust.

He added: “The event is the highlight of the year and brings together the schools with our sponsors, Trustees and supporters from across two counties, to acknowledge the dedication and commitment demonstrated by all to make children’s experience in education the best it can be.”

Emily Sanchez

Emily Sanchez

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