MORE than three hundred guests joined staff and students at the Grays School Media Arts College to celebrate the academic achievements of the Class of 2011 at their annual presentation evening on Wednesday 9th November.
Guest of Honour, Lee Eggleston OBE, presented current and former students with their GCSE certificates and awarded special trophies for individual success in a range of academic areas. Ms Eggleston, a former student of the school and who was recently awarded the OBE for her tireless work on behalf of abused women in the area, encouraged the students to have the courage of their convictions and work hard to fulfil their dreams.
The Mayor of Thurrock, Charles Curtis, also attended the evening. “This is a wonderful opportunity to come out and celebrate the achievements of Thurrock children,” he said.
“We are delighted to say that the vast majority of our students have moved on to College or Apprenticeships,”
Head Teacher Lynn Ibeji commented “Everybody had a plan to progress to for their next step, and we are proud and privileged to have played a big part in that.”