Crumlin Integrated College held their annual prize giving events on Thursday 27 October and Friday 28 October. Due to the increasing number of students within the college it was necessary to hold two events, senior students were celebrated on Thursday evening and junior students were celebrated on Friday, following a treat morning where they enjoyed a movie and breakfast!
This year’s prize giving events were the first to be held face-to-face since 2019 and this was a welcome return to what is always a highlight of the school year. The events were well attended by staff, pupils, parents, community, political and educational representatives. It was noted that the event was a very positive one, with evidence of the knowledge of and care we have for each individual student. At the College we recognise not only our students’ academic achievement but also their endeavour, progress and attitude to studies and those around them.
During the event music was provided by two excellent vocalists, Holly Knox and Freya Mullen, delivering a repertoire that ranged from Opera to Country. We also heard from our Principal, Mr. Niall O’Hara, delivered a report on the progress of the College over the last three years and the growing need for a post-sixteen provision. The IEF, political representatives and educational representatives were thanked for their continued support and called upon to continue to work alongside us as we seek to build upon the improvements made over recent years.
Our most prestigious awards of the McConnell Cup for Senior Boy of the Year and the Somerset Cup for Senior Girl of the Year were awarded to Tom Stagg and Rachel Fleming respectively. We are incredibly proud as a college to have had two pupils leave us, having developed into the caliber of young people they are today.