Glitz and glamour at awards at Corsham

This Is Wiltshire: Pupils and staff of Corsham Primary School take to the stage for their Oscars-style awards ceremony to honour their achievements Pupils and staff of Corsham Primary School take to the stage for their Oscars-style awards ceremony to honour their achievements

The glamour of Hollywood came to Corsham as primary school pupils took to the red carpet for their very own Oscars ceremony.

Corsham Primary School held the glitzy awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of children and staff.

The school hall was decorated for the event, with golden statues put in place to emulate the Academy Awards.

Executive headteacher Fiona Allen said: “This is a lovely event made extra special to see the children’s faces when they are given an award surrounded by balloons, confetti and seven-foot Oscars.”

The teachers got into the spirit of the occasion, with the men wearing black tie outfits and the women their finest dresses for the presentation last Thursday.

Every class was given an award, with gongs for excellent animators, careful and considerate problem solvers, crafty creators and marvellous makers and most improved readers.

Deputy head Kerry Parker said: “It was brilliant. The children had a really, really good time, they all thought it was so exciting.

“They were given plastic Oscars statues and a bag of treats each, while every class had a certificate they had been nominated for.”

The awards were presented by two of Bath Rugby’s finest; flanker Tom Baldwin and hooker Will Tanner, who were on hand to show their support for the young winners.

Mrs Parker said: “We do a big ceremony like this every two years, and this our third one.

“We want to make sure the children see we really appreciate all the effort they have made with their learning.”

As well as the pupils being rewarded, many of the teachers were also recognised with official accreditation awards.

These included specialist leader of education, Bristol standard accreditation and outstanding teacher status.

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