Celebration of Achievement saw 404 subject awards and 386 individual and extra-curricular excellence awards being handed out to students from years 7-10.
The ceremony was held at Truro Cathedral on Monday 12th June and this year we were honoured to be presenting an award in memory of Jacob Maloy who is well remembered in school for his contribution to sport and drama and his kind and caring nature. Jacob tragically died earlier this year, aged just 17, after battling osteosarcoma; a rare form of cancer which almost exclusively effects young people. This new award is given to a student who makes an outstanding contribution to school sports or creative arts and this year it was awarded to Fred Snell in year 10 for sport. The award was presented by ex-student and friend of Jacob, Wilfred Dymond, and Andy Mansell, trustee of the Jacob Maloy Osteosarcoma Trust.
Jacob’s parents, Bev and Dave Maund, said:
‘Thank you for this wonderful recognition of our gorgeous son and his contribution to Richard Lander School. We know he will be there looking down and feel very proud’
Other awards of special note are the Jo Bunt award which is given to a student who rises above difficult circumstances to be an inspiration to others just as ex-student Jo did. This went to Maia Brokenshire. The Oliver Beckerlegge Modern Foreign Languages Award went to Emma Dodd for her endeavour and excellence in learning languages.
Hugh Tagholm, Chief Executive of Surfers Against Sewage, presented the awards and gave an informative speech on the pollution problems our oceans face and the work done to protect them. The audience were treated to uplifting musical performances from the school choir, Sophie Winfield, Josephine Cowley and Bilegtugs Lut. Bilegtugs Lut, is a year 7 student who recently joined the school and is one of the top 5 violinists in his age group in the world.
Everyone present was in fine voice for the finale of Trelawney, which is sung with gusto at the end of every Richard Lander School Celebration of Achievement.