Progress awards celebrate Newham youngstersPosted: 5th March 2020
Progress made by young people in Newham is being recognised with a new annual awards scheme.
Royal Docks Academy has been in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers for ten years.
The City of London livery company works with the school to promote careers by putting students in front of professionals to learn about the opportunities open to them.
To mark the decade of affiliation, the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers Annual Progress Award has been launched.
The three students in each year group, from Year 8 to 11, who have shown the most progress will be celebrated and rewarded with Westfield vouchers.
The first awards were presented to Joyce Wamba, Mohammed Islam, Andrei Vlad-Sabi, Tiaba Huque, Jerome Thomas, Tehila Charles, Manar Hassan, Anastasiia Kozak, Rafia Chowdery, Mohammed Lmous El Moudni ,Veeral Patel and Seun Ogunbanjo.
Past master Andrew Overton, vice chair of governors at Royal Docks, said: “These awards are not necessarily about highlighting the best in class. They are all about being the very best you can be. Progress is a real measure of hard work and determination, no matter what your starting point is.
“I am very proud of the progress both students and staff have made at Royal Docks and feel the school’s affiliation with the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers has been really important in that journey.”
The awards will now be an annual event.