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Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Students Feature in World Class Schools Awards Ceremony

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

While, like so many events worldwide, the format of this year’s ceremony may be different, WCSQM were determined that it should go ahead as a platform to celebrate and reward the World Class young people who despite the challenges they have faced, have shown incredible resilience, positivity and a willingness to adapt to change, in a way that gives us all hope for the future.

“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.” Miranda Perry, Director, WCSQM

The ceremony celebrated school and student achievements across a range of different categories, and we were delighted to learn that seven students from the College were featured in the Awards Ceremony. 

Students showcased a broad range of talents in their submissions, with Alena, in Year 9, and Alice, in Year 8, submitting moving short stories and Year 9 student, Shannon, entering a fantastic poem.


Sam, in Year 9, and Millie, in Year 8, created more visual pieces, with detailed and eye-catching posters.

Finally, Year 9 students, Naomi and Martha, collaborated on a musical piece that was featured in the World Class Schools Awards Ceremony itself.


Charlotte Hanton, Associate Leader said, “We are so proud to see the ambition and resilience shown by our students through engaging in this fantastic opportunity.  Their entries and success in the World Class Schools Lockdown Competition show that with endeavour and a positive frame of mind, the increased time at home gave the occasion to reflect and create something beautiful. Well done!”

The Awards Ceremony can be accessed via the WCSQM website.