A GROUP of students from Ormskirk were amongst the recip- ients of awards at Merchant Taylors’ Girls' School’s Prize Giving, held recently at Liverpool Philhar- monic Hall.
The girls were presented with their prizes by former student Dr Heather Ellis, who is a Senior Lecturer in History of Education at Liver- pool Hope University.
Heather was delighted to have been invited as guest speaker.
She told the girls that “your whole experience at school can play a vital role in shaping your life” and she believes that her early love of lang- uages at school led her to a career path that has included teaching, in German, BA and MA courses in British History at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
The Prize Giving ceremony marked another outstanding year of achievement, not only just in academic excellence, with 80% of all A-level grades at A*-B, but also recognised the major successes of individuals in other areas such as perfor- mance, music, arts and sports. It also provided an opportunity for former pupils to return to school to celebrate their achievements and connect with current staff and pupils.
Mrs Robinson praised these achievements in her speech and gave thanks to the support given from parents.
She accredited much of the success not only to the hard work of the girls but to “The dedication and enthusiasm of our first class teachers and support staff.”