World Class Schools Virtual Awards Ceremony

23 March 2021 | School News

On 18th March 2021, education charity World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM) launched their virtual Awards Ceremony to acknowledge and recognise the achievements of students throughout the UK during a year of lockdown.

The ceremony celebrated school and student achievements across a range of different categories, including the winners of the annual Essay Writing Competition, the winners of the Lockdown Competition, and a celebration of the first ‘Students of the Month’. 

We were delighted that many of our students featured in the ceremony:

  • Freya in Year 9, received a Student of the Month commendation for January for a virtual History Club project about Jack the Ripper’s victims.
  • Jess in Year 9 and Erin in Year 11 both received a Student of the Month commendation for February.  Jess was nominated for an excellent set design for drama and Erin was nominated for outstanding GCSE Art work.
  • Megan in Year 12 was given an honourable mention for Lockdown Competition entry ‘creativity takes on Covid’.

You can read more about why they were nominated and view their work at:

WCSQM were overwhelmed with our students’ exceptional work submitted into the Awards Ceremony gallery, that they decided to celebrate Weatherhead students’ creativity and made us a featured school. 

The gallery below displays Weatherhead students’ work exploring nature, portraiture, colour and work in response to lock down and Black History Month.

Speaking about the awards ceremony, Miranda Perry, Director of WCSQM, said: 

“Undoubtedly our young people have suffered negative effects from the pandemic that put them at risk of reduced life chances.  However, we have been heartened and humbled by how our students around the world have thrived and flourished in these straitened times, because of their World Class characteristics. We are proud to celebrate their achievements and we hope that by sharing their stories they will inspire a generation of young people dedicated to becoming not just World Class students, but World Class citizens.”