TO CELEBRATE the class of 2021, Weydon School organised two events to celebrate their achievements.

The school decided to split these events because of Covid-19, to allow safety measures to be implemented by reducing the numbers of people in one place.

Firstly, a prize giving event was held for 44 award winners celebrating their achievements.

Prizes were awarded for subjects and a selection of Weydon awards were given.

The Surrey Millennium Shield for the highest level of achievement was jointly awarded to two students who both attained the highest level of GCSE results, Antonia Lunn and Tom Ahlheid.

Other prizes awarded included the Farnham Lions award for Community Service and the McNulty Cup for Perseverance.

The evening was held in Weydon School’s Medici Theatre for the first time, and the award winners were celebrated by their parents and Weydon school staff.

Weydon School principal Jackie Sharman handed out the awards and congratulated each student.

She said: “This is such an honour to be able to welcome back these students who achieved so much during a really tough year.

“I am immensely proud of their success so far and don’t doubt they will continue positively on their journey through hard work and commitment.”

Following this event, the whole cohort were invited back in to collect their GCSE certificates and say one final farewell to the school.

The former-pupils’ progress and achievement leaders, Hannah Smith and Catherine Islip, welcomed them back to school, along with assistant principal Ben Wish – who also greeted the ex-students as they returned.

He said: “It was a shame we had to split these two events but it was so lovely to see so many of our ex-students returning to the school.

“They had a really challenging year and they all worked so hard to attain such great results.

“We wish them well as they move on to their next ventures.”