Sailor Michael first to receive personal award

PUBLISHED: 12:27 29 January 2008 | UPDATED: 22:05 26 October 2009

Michael Perham receives his award from professor Alan Davies.

Michael Perham receives his award from professor Alan Davies.

A NEW award to honour a pupil who tragically died was launched as part of a school s annual achievement presentation. Chancellor s set up the personal achievement award after 12-year-old Tomer Allen-Price died in a car accident in June 2006 on his way to

Award-winner  Kathryn Finch

A NEW award to honour a pupil who tragically died was launched as part of a school's annual achievement presentation.

Chancellor's set up the personal achievement award after 12-year-old Tomer Allen-Price died in a car accident in June 2006 on his way to the Brookmans Park school.

And the first pupil to be given the award was Michael Perham, who at the start of last year got into the record books as the youngest person to sail the Atlantic single-handed.

Professor Alan Davies from the University of Hertfordshire, as guest of honour, presented the award to the year 11 pupil and all other winners.

Award-winner Amy Rogers

The presentation evening was attended by over 400 parents and pupils.

It is held to recognise students' hard work and commitment in a range of areas.

Other awards included the Headteacher's prize, given to Amy Rogers, and the RE and Chair of Governor's awards, given to Kathryn Finch.

Kathryn, who notched up 11 A*s in her GCSEs, said: "I have really enjoyed the evening and am very happy to have received these awards.

"I am so pleased that my friends all did so well, and am very grateful to my teachers."

Stuart Phillips, headteacher at the Pine Grove school, and former head now chair of governors, Frank Maynard, both gave talks.

Mr Phillips said: "We were delighted to share in the fantastic success of so many of our school's pupils, and reflect on what had been a very busy and productive school year."

He added: "It was also a delight to see many former pupils, several of whom had returned from their first term at university.

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