Stephen Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, offered his heartfelt congratulations to pupils at Woodlands School at their annual awards evening last Thursday.
The evening was a chance for the school to celebrate in the many achievements of its pupils and to reward the hard work and effort of the award winners.
After presenting the awards Mr Metcalfe gave a speech in which he encouraged students to always strive for excellence and to take seriously their own responsibility in making the most of their education.
Commenting, Stephen said: “It really was a privilege to share in the successes of Woodlands. I have a lot of contact with the school and to see such positive results from their efforts is fantastic. The pupils there are brimming with potential and I wish each and every pupil all the best for the future.”
Prior to delivering the speech Mr Metcalfe presented awards to the top two students from each year group in each subject. The evening culminated in the Woodlands Achievement Award for Outstanding performance at GCSE, which this year was awarded to 10 pupils.
Mr Metcalfe added: “All award winners are a credit to their school. The awards were given in subjects ranging from languages, to music, sport to mathematics and I think this demonstrates the fantastic breadth and depth of talent at Woodlands. I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to all pupils and staff for their hard work, dedication and fantastic achievements this year.”