Based on the huge success of last year’s inaugural Pride of Durrington awards evening, we are delighted to announce that it will return this year on Thursday 13th July 2023.
We continue to be inspired by so many of our students. Pride of Durrington allows us to celebrate these outstanding achievements (both within school and the wider community) more formally.
How can you help?
Parents/carers/members of the community
We need your help to nominate our brilliant students so we are aware of their achievements.
We welcome nominations from adults however, please be understanding and aware that
a) as in life, not all individuals nominated will receive an/the award.
b) it is preferable (where possible) that nominations come from third parties.
If you wish to put forward the name of an exceptional student to be considered for one of this summer’s Pride of Durrington awards please use the form to do this below. You will need to select which award(s) best fits the student you are nominating.
An independent panel (none of whom will nominate) will review all nominations and decide on award winners. All nominations must be received by Monday 3rd July 9am please.
Finally, there will be a few other awards but they have specific staff making the nominations due to the nature of the award.
We are asking for your help to make the celebration evening a resounding success again. Specifically, we are seeking either individuals or local businesses to help us showcase how valued our young people are. Individuals and/or businesses could help by sponsoring a specific award and/or by contributing to the evening itself: decorations, catering or certificate printing, to name a few examples.
We intend to recognise students in a wide range of categories and are therefore seeking minimum donations of £25 to support each award as well as helping us to cover the cost of running the evening. If you feel your business is aligned with our key values of Kindness, Aspiration, Perseverance and Pride, we would love to hear from you.
In return for your donation, we can offer:
- Your business name and details published in the event programme.
- Recognition of your support shared on our social media pages.
- Coverage of the night in the local newspaper.
- The opportunity for you to attend as a VIP guest.
If you, or your business, can help please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.
Please see below the following award categories:
|Kindness in the community awards|
|Volunteer(s) of the year award||Awarded to an individual who has gone above and beyond with the giving of their time/service in a community setting.|
|Charity fundraiser(s) of the year award||Awarded to an individual who has gone above and beyond with raising funds for a charitable cause be this local, national or international.|
|Unsung community hero(s) award||Awarded to an individual who has gone above and beyond and made an incredible difference to the life/lives of another/others within the community.|
|Peer support award||Awarded to an outstanding friend who has, over time, supported a friend through challenges and difficulties|
|Outstanding contribution to extra-curricular activities||Awarded to an individual who has gone above and beyond with commitment to extracurricular activities in a variety of areas.|
|The commitment to sport award (s)||Awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to their teammates.|
|Outstanding contribution to PE||Awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution across a range of sports|
|The spirit of adventure award (s)||Awarded to an individual (s) who has made a significant contribution to the Duke of Edinburgh team and/or Scout/Guides etc.|
|Student of courage award||Awarded to an individual (s) who has demonstrated outstanding courage in the face of adversity over a sustained period of time.|
|Young achiever award||Awarded to an individual (s) who has achieved significant achievements due to their commitment to going beyond their best.|
|Environmental champion award||Awarded to an individual who has gone above and beyond in making a positive difference to the environment over a sustained period of time.|
|The overcoming adversity award||Awarded to an individual who has shown exceptional personal resilience despite the most challenging of times.|
|The Sally Baker reading award||Awarded to the individual who has made a significant difference in engaging and inspiring others to love reading.|
|The outstanding contribution to performing arts award||Awarded to an individual (s) who has gone above and beyond with supporting the performing arts and made a significant contribution to the school performances.|
|The outstanding contribution to careers award||Awarded to an individual (s) who has achieved significant achievements in working towards their chosen career, due to their commitment to going beyond their best.|
|Outstanding scholar award||Awarded to an individual (s) who has achieved significant achievements in their academic studies, due to their commitment to going beyond their best.|
|Diversity Champion award||Awarded to an individual who has made a difference within our school through embracing and promoting diversity within our community.|
|Pride of company (special recognition/contribution) awards||Awarded to 6 different students (one in each company) who have gone above and beyond with giving back within their company and have made a significant difference to the lives of others.|
|Greatest contribution to school values award||Awarded by Company leaders to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to their company.|
|Headteachers special recognition||Awarded to an individual who embodies the spirit of TeamDurrington in every aspect.|