Talented students in Merton praised for their achievements

Merton Council’s annual event to celebrate the success of the borough’s young people was hosted by Raynes Park High School last week.

Deputy Mayor Cllr Judy Saunders presenting some of the young people with their certificates of achievement: Aarthi (Ricards Lodge); Ricardo (Wimbledon College); Konstancja (Ricards Lodge); Neve (Ricards Lodge); Harry (Wimbledon College); Kalina (Harris Morden).

At the event, over 60 students from schools across the borough were rewarded for their many achievements.

Students from Merton’s secondary and special schools were celebrated for individual accomplishments, personal gains and outstanding examination results.

Deputy Mayor of Merton Councillor Judy Saunders presented the students with their certificates and prizes. Assistant Director for Education Jane McSherry, closed the evening, praising the students on their outstanding work.

Heejin Lee and Abby Krelle from Raynes Park High School

The audience enjoyed singing and dance performances from Raynes Park High School, a keyboard performance from Harris Academy Morden and singing performance from the Ursuline High School.

Deputy Mayor of Merton Councillor Judy Saunders said: “Congratulations to all our young people who have received awards at this wonderful event. It is testament to their hard work and to the huge amount of support from the teaching staff and families which is key to opening up opportunities to our next generation.”


Mihai Pruna from Harris Academy Morden

Merton Council cabinet member for education Councillor Caroline Cooper-Marbiah said: “This is a fantastic event and I am very proud of our young people and what they have achieved. They are an inspiration to all, of how challenges can be overcome with hard work and dedication. Our excellent schools in Merton continue to provide the support our young people need to help them achieve their goals.”

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Note 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, Harris Academy Merton, Harris Academy Morden, Ursuline High School, and Wimbledon College.