STUDENTS were praised for their hard work and dedication throughout the school year at an annual presentation evening.

Charters School in Sunningdale held their yearly Sports Presentation Evening which recognised pupils for their hard work and sporting achievements.

Successful pupils were also awarded bursaries of £1,000 by the Ascot Fire Brigade Trust to support their sporting careers as athletes.

Ben Ajayi-Obe from Bracknell was a guest speaker, inspiring students after he and a team completed the 'worlds toughest row' to raise money for the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre who provide treatment for his mother, Rose.

Ben, alongside Isaac Kenyon, Jack Hopkins and Cameron Parker embarked on their Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge on December 12, rowing to Antigua in a 28ft boat

Kirstie Hartwell, curriculum leader of PE said, “Many of our students compete at the very highest level, whilst maintaining their commitment to academic studies.

"Charters has a reputation within the local community for nurturing sporting excellence and this pedigree shows no sign of abating."

The Sports Team of the Year Award for 2018 was awarded to the Inter Girls Cross-Country Team in key stage 4 and the under 13 Hockey Team in key stage 3.

The pupils who won individual awards were:

  • Y7 Girl - Abi Smith
  • Y7 Boy – Will Moss
  • Y8 Girl - Amber Bailey
  • Y8 Boy – Toby Thompson
  • Y9 Girl – Emily Bray
  • Y9 Boy – Mackenzie Barter
  • Y10 Girl – Madeline Camp
  • Y10 Boy – Archie Mills
  • Y11 Girl – Georgia Brenton
  • Y11 Boy – Zac Braithwaite

Another two bursaries were presented to budding young athletes from NK Fitness.

"Our school motto is Unity, Respect, Excellence and the support our students give one another throughout the sporting calendar really embodies this.”