Ulidia Integrated College prize night

Ulidia prize winners proudly display their awards.
Ulidia prize winners proudly display their awards.

Staff, governors, invited guests and parents joined award recipients at Ulidia Integrated College’s annual speech and prize night to share in the success and achievements of pupils for the year 2018/2019.

Brigid Heron, former founding staff member and current principal of Sperrin Integrated College, was guest speaker and joined the board of governors in the official presentations.

Head Boy and Head Girl, Reshma Matthew and Adam Latham with the Principal's Cup and Past Head Girl, Faith Denny with the Governor's Cup.

Head Boy and Head Girl, Reshma Matthew and Adam Latham with the Principal's Cup and Past Head Girl, Faith Denny with the Governor's Cup.

Ulidia Integrated College offers a wide range of subjects to meet the needs of its pupils. Awards and trophies were presented for GCSEs, A Levels and attendance as well as creative arts, music, sport and Duke of Edinburgh.

Pupils were also recognised for their outstanding contributions to the ethos of the school and their commitment to school life.

A special mention went to the following pupils who have excelled through extra-curricular activities: Rhys Millar for his outstanding contribution to the golf team, Jacob Magee for his contribution to school sport in general and Izzy O’Hare, who has been selected for Northern Ireland U15s as the youngest player within this age category.

Some of the highlights of the awards ceremony were as follows:

Izabele  Budryte, William Bowen Cup recipient,  with Head of Maths, Alison O'Rourke.

Izabele Budryte, William Bowen Cup recipient, with Head of Maths, Alison O'Rourke.

The Academic Cup was awarded to Karl Castles for outstanding results at AS Level.

The Ernest Walton Cup for outstanding performance in Science was awarded to Maciej Swierczewski at KS 3 level for his determination and passion for the subject. At KS4 this was awarded to Emilia Przelicka for outstanding results and contribution to this subject area.

The William Rowan Cup for outstanding performance in Maths was awarded to Izabele Burdytre in Junior school and Caeli McLoughlin at GCSE level, who was commended for scoring an outstanding 399 out of a potential 400 uniform marks in her GCSE Maths papers.

Sophie Adair was awarded the Ulidia Cup for the student who best personifies commitment and determination in the pursuit of excellence.

Aaron Grier achieved top grades at GCSE.

Aaron Grier achieved top grades at GCSE.

Adam Latham and Sophie Nellins were presented the Jay Cullen Memorial Shield for showing outstanding contributions to mentoring younger students. Adam and Sophie were selected by their Year 8 mentees as they were always ready to listen, help them to settle into the new surroundings and understand the procedures of their new school and they always displayed these qualities in a friendly, happy and caring manner.

Finally, the principal, governors and staff of Ulidia Integrated College thanked Cameron Wilson and Faith Denny for their dedication and commitment whilst carrying out the role of Head Boy and Girl for 2018 – 2019.

Guest  speaker,  Brigid Heron, principal of Sperrin Integrated College, with Ulidia principal, Michael Houston and vice principal, Gillian Bonar.

Guest speaker, Brigid Heron, principal of Sperrin Integrated College, with Ulidia principal, Michael Houston and vice principal, Gillian Bonar.

Molly  O'Reilly, Andrew Jackson Award for Best Environmental Student and Tamzin Hawthorne, Thomas Pennycook Award for most improved.

Molly O'Reilly, Andrew Jackson Award for Best Environmental Student and Tamzin Hawthorne, Thomas Pennycook Award for most improved.