Talented students in Merton praised for their achievements

Merton Council celebrated its annual Celebration of Success Evening last week. Hosted by Ursuline High school, the event recognised and rewarded over 60 students from schools across the borough for their many achievements.

Mayor of Merton Cllr David Chung with Merton students celebrating their achievements.

Mayor of Merton Cllr David Chung with Merton students celebrating their achievements.

Students from Merton’s secondary and special schools were celebrated for individual accomplishments, personal gains and outstanding examination results. Furthermore the event provided an opportune moment to commend the Merton Council itself which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.

Students, staff and parents were delighted to be joined by a number of honorary guests from Merton Council including Mayor of Merton, Councillor David Chung, Councillor Martin Whelton who opened the event and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick who presented students with their certificates and prizes. Yvette Stanley closed the evening, praising the students on their outstanding achievements.

The audience enjoyed performances from Raynes Park High School dancers and musicians from both Ursuline High School and Wimbledon College.

The event was a fantastic celebration of student achievements. Congratulations to all students who received awards and to the families and guests that made the evening such a success.

Mayor of Merton Councillor David Chung said: “It was wonderful to see all the young people receive their awards and well-deserved recognition for their work at school. Our young people have a lot to be proud of and I wish them all the very best for the future.”

Merton Council’s cabinet member for education Councillor Martin Whelton said: “This  was an uplifting and inspirational event which recognised the achievements and successes of  our young people attending Merton schools. With many personal success stories, the event showcased our talented students who already have great achievements to their name. I am confident that in the  years ahead, we will continue to see more successful students attend our secondary schools, all of which are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted.”

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Notes to editors

The schools which attended the event were: Perseid School, Cricket Green School, Raynes Park High School, Ricards Lodge High School, Rutlish School, St Mark’s Church of England Academy, Ursuline High School, Wimbledon College and Melrose School.