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Glebelands School held their annual Presentation Evening on Thursday 22nd November to celebrate the achievements of the Year 11 leavers.

The evening started with an address from Glebelands’ Headteacher, Mrs Hutchinson celebrating the excellent examination results of the year group with 70% of them gaining five or more A*-C grades and 22% achieving five or more A/A* grades. Mrs Hutchinson went on to say, “This year group will be remembered for their overall contribution to the school community and the way they modelled good behaviour and maturity,” and wished them every success in the future.

Thanks were also given to the parents and teachers who had supported students throughout their time at Glebelands. A special mention went to Mrs Ransom the Head of Achievement and Miss Hansford, acting Head of Achievement for a time, who contributed their own special memories of the group with a slide show of their time at the school.

Guest speaker, athlete Chris Finill, talked to the students about his amazing journey across America where, through perseverance and determination, he ran fromCalifornia to New York in seventy-nine days. He spoke of setting himself personal challenges and only regretting what he didn’t do in life.

Mr Finill then presented every student with their GCSE certificates and awarded prizes for service to the school and community as well as for each subject area. Donations for these came from our community sponsors who include: The Rotary Club of Cranleigh, Roger N Coupe Estate Agents, David Mann and Sons Ltd, Cranleigh Freight Services, The Cranleigh and District Lions, Dataforms Chartered Press and Cranleigh Parish Council. Eighteen students were also awarded additional prizes for gaining eight or more A/A* grades in their GCSEs which is a fantastic achievement.

The evening ended with a collection for the charity Help for Heroes and was followed by refreshments and an opportunity for students and staff to catch up on the last few months. This was the last time that the year group would meet together as a whole and it was a wonderful evening of celebration.

Source - The Challenger