Despite the challenges following the global Coronavirus pandemic, Oasis Community Learning made sure its bi-annual celebration of students from all across the country was able to go ahead.
Despite the challenges following the global Coronavirus pandemic, one Multi-Academy Trust made sure its bi-annual celebration of students from all across the country was able to go ahead, albeit in a different format than previous commemorations.
One Bristol pupil was one of just a handful to receive a prestigious award out of 30,000 young people.
Kieran from Oasis Academy Long Cross, situated in the heart of North Bristol received the competence award for being an inspirational individual.
Karen Sheppard, Principal at Oasis Academy Long Cross, commented on the achievement saying; “We are so proud of Kieran and everything he has achieved. Kieran joined the Academy in Nursery and we have has the honour of watching him develop into the hard-working, determined and humble young person we see today.”
“Kieran is an incredible role model for others in the Academy and his love of being challenged, ability to reflect on feedback and ambition to be the best he can be makes him such a worthy winner of this award. We know that Kieran is going to continue his learning journey within the Oasis family and we cannot wait to hear about all the amazing things he will achieve in the future. Well done Kieran!”
In partnership with key sponsor Sodexo, Oasis Community Learning usually runs a special bi-annual National Student Awards event held at the ICC in Birmingham for hundreds of children aged 9 to 18 from across their family of academies, but due to the current pandemic this has been postponed until July 2021.
The theme of this year’s awards is ‘Character’, and academies were invited to nominate children for three categories (The Character Award, The Competence Award and the Community Award), all of which are read by senior leaders and judged blindly in Primary and Secondary/Sixth Form phase categories.
Unlike traditional academic award ceremonies it is important to Oasis that the children are recognised for who they are as a person, their character, what they have done to support others, their commitment to community, and if they have exceeded expectations in the face of adversity, their competence.