Junior Certificate Prize-giving Ceremony 2016

The morning of Tuesday 28th June saw Grosvenor stage one of its calendar highlights in the form of the annual Junior Certificate Prize-giving Ceremony, held for all pupils in forms 1 – 3 in the School’s William Moles Hall.

The ceremony provides an opportunity for the School to celebrate academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular success amongst its pupils in Forms 1 – 3 each year. As well as all members of Form Three receiving their Junior Certificates in recognition of their achievements in the recent end-of-year summer examinations, notable awards were also distributed in acknowledgement of pupils’ achievements in the fields of, amongst others: Sport, Drama, the Environment and Home Economics.

This year’s ceremony offered the opportunity to recognize a number of significant achievements within the School, as evidenced by first former Dylan McBride receiving the ‘Individual Prize for Boys Athletics in Junior School’ as well as the ‘Form One Boys’ Cross Country Trophy’ following his first place finish in the Mini boys’ category at the ‘Milk It’ Ulster Schools’ Cross Country Championships in February, second former Lucy Johnston receiving a Blazer Award in recognition of her victory in the Under 12 girls’ category at the Ulster Schools’ Table Tennis Championships in April, and Sarah McCreery, Form One, also attaining a Blazer Award following her first place finish in the mini girls’ high jump competition at the ‘Milk It’ Ulster Schools’ Athletics Championships, held in May.

Following an informative speech from the School’s Principal Dr Frances Vasey, which detailed the extensive achievements of pupils within junior school over the past year, the ceremony was concluded with an engaging and inspirational talk from Guest Speaker Mr Michael Boyd, Director of Football Development within the Irish Football Association as well as a former Grosvenor pupil, who captivated all present whilst talking about his role within the I.F.A. as well as offering advice regarding success and, specifically, the qualities and sacrifices required in order to achieve it.

Many thanks to Mr Boyd for taking time out of his busy schedule to speak at this year’s ceremony; his wise words will no doubt have inspired many of those pupils present to aspire for further success over the coming years. Well done also to each of those pupils whose achievements were recognised at this year’s event; the School now looks forward to celebrating further Junior School successes for the academic year 2016/2017 this time next year.