On the 29th November we hosted our first EMPOWER Awards Evening of the year. Our Award Evenings are a fantastic opportunity to recognise and celebrate students who embody our EMPOWER vision.
The evening started off with a wonderful piano solo by Amie Patel, one of our Year 11 students, followed by a warm welcome by Deputy Head teacher, Ms Tully.
Our guest speaker for the evening was Eleanor Tubman – a physicist at Imperial College. Ellie wowed the audience with her impressive academic career – having studied Physics at the University of Sussex, followed by a PhD in fusion energy from the University of York. Ellie is now at Imperial College doing research as a post-doctoral associate in the plasma Physics group. She is a firm advocate for young women in Science and Academia and implored the girls to take risks and to seize every opportunity – even if you are outnumbered by men. It was a truly inspirational talk and it was clear the impact it had on our girls.
We then moved on to the prize giving, and our categories for the evening were as follows:
· Year 8 – Attainment
· Year 8 – Progress
· Year 9 – Attainment
· Year 9 – Progress
· Year 10 – Attainment
· Year 10 – Progress
· Year 11 – Attainment
· Year 11- Progress
· Year 12 – Attainment
· Year 12 – Progress
Prizes were awarded to the highest achievers in each year and also to the students who had made the most progress since being with us. Each girl received a certificate and a book – carefully picked out by staff.
After the awards were handed out we were all treated to a wonderful solo flute performance by Year 9 student, Emma Kaabachi.
Following on from the performance, Head teacher, Ms Fox, gave her closing remarks. Ms Fox proudly told the audience that due to the grades achieved my last year’s Year 11 we are now back in the top 1% of the country for progress. Upon hearing this, the girls all cheered and were so delighted at just how well they had performed.
Fulham Cross Girls’ School is an outstanding school and we firmly believe in our strong EMPOWER ethos, which is embedded throughout the school.
Thank you to all the students, staff and parents that supported us on the evening, we had a phenomenal turn out and it was truly a night of celebration.