The evening of Wednesday 15th November, saw the Royal Harbour Academy celebrating the success and achievements of students. The atmosphere was charged with anticipation as parents, carers, teachers, and students gathered for the annual Presentation Evening, where our current Year 8 to 13 students were nominated for awards, along with Year 11 and Year 13 leavers, in recognition of their exceptional contribution to specific subjects during 2022-23.
Our school choir, the RHA Wildflowers, opened the evening with a wonderful performance that was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience.
The well known children’s television presenter, Gemma Hunt, graced the occasion as the guest speaker. Gemma captivated the audience with her inspirational address. Known for her work on popular children's programmes such as Swashbuckle, Gemma brought a unique perspective to the stage. With anecdotes from her own educational journey and the challenges she faced. She shared stories of perseverance and emphasised the importance of family support. Her engaging and relatable talk resonated with both students and parents alike, leaving a lasting impression on the audience.
The evening was concluded with the vote of thanks, delivered by our head prefect. Melis expressed gratitude on behalf of the student body and acknowledged the hard work and dedication of teachers, parents, carers, and fellow students.
The evening was filled with so much pride for our students and as students and their families and the school community departed, there was a palpable sense of pride and motivation, marking the event as a memorable milestone in the school's calendar.
Headteacher, Simon Pullen, commented: “I am immensely proud of our students for their outstanding achievements showcased at our recent presentation evening. It was an absolute pleasure to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our students.”