awardsnightJul2018 

Afrasaib Anwar MBE was the guest of honour at Blessed Trinity’s Junior Awards Evening.

Years Seven to Ten pupils picked up awards for grades, attendance, merits and special prizes at St Mary’s RC Church.

Mr Anwar used to work at Blessed Trinity as part of The Schools Sport Partnership Programme and now works for the Inter-Faith Centre.

Mr Anwar talked about community cohesion and how he was proud to be English and from Burnley.
“It was an honour to be invited to present the awards,” said Mr Anwar. “I still feel a big part of Blessed Trinity, it feels like family.”

Jodie Connell was presented with the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Jodie is currently aiming for the silver award.

Cricketer Annabelle Uttley, a wicket keeper for Lowerhouse and Lancashire Under 15s, won the Specialist Sports College Award.

Holly Ratcliffe was presented with the Specialist College Humanities Award while Ebony Jacques won the Contribution to the Community Award for her fundraising for Ethan Hunt, the Year 11 pupil who sadly died as a result of sepsis in March.

Millie Towers has battled alopecia and held a number of fundraising events at the school to raise awareness and she was awarded the Contribution to College Faith Life Award.

Matthew Nicholls won the Endeavour Award, Matthew has made superb progress over the years, and Head Boy Matthew Whitworth collected the Sporting Commitment Award, in memory of former teacher Mick Ennis.

The school also said farewell to two teachers – Acting Head Mr Thompson who is moving onto be Head Teacher at Leyland St Mary’s in September and Mrs Juriansz, who has secured a Deputy Head Teacher’s role at St Augustine’s RC High School.