On Thursday 16th May 2013 The Bromfords School and Sixthform College held our annual Sarah Kitchener Endeavour Award
Sarah Kitchener was a student at The Bromfords School between 1991 to 1998. Sarah was an outstanding student who contributed to all aspects of school life. In 2006 Sarah Kitchener was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. When faced with this life threatening illness Sarah’s strength and determination to keep achieving never waivered. Her courage to continue to work hard and challenge herself when faced with adversity was an inspiration to all who knew her. During her illness Sarah married David Perrow , organising every detail of her wedding and her honeymoon to Hong Kong, Australia and Fiji. In March 2010 Sarah sadly lost her battle for life. The Sarah Kitchener Perrow Fund was The Bromfords School charity between 2010 to 2011.
In recognition of this outstanding student and inspirational individual, her family have created the Sarah Kitchener Endeavour Award . This prestigious award will be given to one student in every year in recognition of students who have displayed exceptional strength of character and contribution to school life. Along with these individual awards there will be an overall winner’s shield, a cash voucher and their name on the Sarah Kitchener Endeavour Award shield that will be held on display in the school
Year 7 - Aaron Bell – 7.8
Aaron independently set up a “Just Giving” page to collect money for Marie Curie, Carers UK and a number of other charities as sponsorship for his ‘Big Swim’ – swimming one kilometre for charity. This is further than he has ever swum before. Aaron did this because he wanted to help other people who are in difficult circumstances.
Year 8 – Jordan Clarke 8.7
I would like to nominate Jordan as he has a severe stammer and has worked very hard to find strategies to minimise the effects. Jordan took part in a session where he stood up in front of staff and spoke about the history and effects of his stammer. This had a very positive effect and was a very brave thing to do. He is cheerful, polite and always a gentleman. Despite the adversities he cases Jordan works extremely hard and is an excellent role model for the school.
Year 9 - Kia Watson – 9.5
Kia always works very well in school and has complete commitment to her studies. Her dedicated attitude is second to none. She has become part of the Anti-bullying team and takes an active role in giving up her time to further this cause which is a passion very close to her heart. She is a very quiet, modest young lady and it is difficult for her to be in the spotlight, however on this is occasion she is part of a team driving the Anti-bullying week forward to bring this topic to the whole schools attention.
Year 10 – Scarlett Anderson – 10.8
Scarlett is an outstanding student who gives up her time to help out with all manners of activities going on at school. She has an excellent relationship with staff and peers. She has represented Great Briton at the Junior World sailing Championships in Australia. She works hard in lessons and tries to achieve her best in everything she is asked to do.
Year 11 - Lucie Healy – 11.1 Overall Winner
Lucie has been nominated for her bravery and tenacity in overcoming severe health problems. However, Lucie is a fighter and is hard working and tries to succeed in everything she does. Recently, Lucie has had two operations on her skull, but still bounces back into school to complete her GCSE’s. Lucie is a prefect, undertaking roles of duty and helping at open events when she can. She endeavours to make the most of what she can and is ambitious and is hopefully coming back to sixth form in September. She is a lovely student who is always offering advice and support to others when she can. Her courage and upbeat nature should be an example to us all.