A SCHOOL has been gifted an Olympic torch by one of its governors to inspire students to achieve.

The torch carried by Charlie Donaghy through Darlington was presented to Wolsingham School and Community College in time for their award’s evening last night.

Mr Donaghy from Tow Law presented the torch at the same time as unveiling a new award for the pupil who has shown the greatest Olympic Values over the past year.

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The torch will be kept at the school while the Olympic Values Award, which recognises respect, excellence and friendship, will become an annual prize.

The first Olympic Values Award was won last night by Matthew Patterson, while the other top awards, the Governor’s Choice and Headteacher’s prize went to Jordan Parker and Holly Barry respectively.

Both Jordan and Holly also carried the torch in the North East in the run up to the Olympics.

Anne Walton from the school said the awards recognised another year of outstanding achievement by Wolsingham’s pupils.

Award results:

Year 7 Cup: Dionne Threadgill.

Year 8 Cup: Reece Gale-Harding.

Year 9 Cup: Megan Evans.

Year 10 Cup: Beth Walters.

Year 11 Cup: Lucy Porter.

Year 12 Cup: Shannon Liddle.

Year 13 Cup: Andrew Turnbull.

Tilcon Cup for technology: Isaac Hall Nixon.

Pinkney Cup: Reece Hopps.

Johnson Cup for food: Emily Lister.

ICV Combustion Shield for product design: Declan glenister.

Health and social care: Katie hail.

Autumn Care Shield for advanced health and social care: Emma Timperley.

Astrum design award: Harry Irvine.

Hays Travel and tourism shield: Kara Smith.

Hays Travel shield for advanced travel and tourism: Lauren Parker.

Stanhope Co-op shield for business: Jessica Rowell.

Weardale chamber of trade and commerce shield for advanced business: Andrew Turnbull.

ICT Cup: Anthony Eddy.

Sir Tom Cowie ICT Cup: Grant McAnaney.

Weardale Motor Services Scroll for geography: Georgia Maddison.

Atkinson cup for history: Grace Campbell.

Durham Trade and Enterprise Council shield for RE: Lucy raw.

Weardale Outdoor Activities cup for ASDAN award: Amy Klijn.

French Trophy: Nina McAninly.

Spanish cup: Rohan Kennedy-Turner.

German cup: Adam Atkinson.

Pickering cup for music: Nathan Lee.

Stanhope Choral prize: Jackson Raw.

Brian Sales Design cup for art KS3: Emily Hutchinson.

Art cup for art KS4: Ellen Ranson.

Doreen Hill drama cup: Victoria Armstrong.

Ruth Atkinson award for performing arts: Charlotte Marsh.

Dance cup: Abi Gibson.

NMC UK shields for PE: Emily Bowden and Jordan Wragg.

Community sports leader’s award: Jordan Parker.

John Elliott cup: Chelsea Nicholson.

Blue Circle cup for mathematics: Samantha Emerson.

Stanhope Parish Council shield for English KS3: Charlotte Austin.

Wolsingham Parish Council cup for English KS4: Thomas Watson.

Blue Circle cup for science: Rose Atkinson.

Sherburn Stone science award: Hannah Clark.

Barrington award: Clare Gayer.

Banks Tow Law Community award: Lucie Spence.

Banks group Tow Law award: Casey Dunn.

Accelerated reader award: Rebecca Tyler.

Nest KS4/GCSE results: Samantha Emerson and Nina McAninly.

Best KS5 results: Andrew Turnbull and Ellie Moralee.

Barclays Bank KS3 shield: Susannah Atkinson.

Barclays Bank KS4: Emily Melville.

Sixth Form shield: Ellie Moralee.

Robinson cup: Holly Barry.

Buckle cup: Sean McConnell.

Citizenship awards Devereux Homecare shield: Kyle Morris.

Alistair Howe: Emma McMullen.

Charlie Donaghy cup: Connor McArdle.

Hayes trophy: Jessica Stothard.

Kenny Walton award: Katie Gledhill.

Michael Wright award: Glenn Walkley-Stubbs.

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial award: Rachael McKenna.

Alan Turnbull Team of the Year award: Year 9 netball team featuring Susannah Atkinson, Laura Dowson, Megan Evans, Bernice Kemp, Rachael Lough, Shelley Perkins, Rebecca Sanderson, Danielle Storey, Janane Vasey, Amanda Watson.

Olympic Values Award: Matthew Patterson.

Governor’s Prize: Jordan Parker.

Headteacher’s Prize: Holly Barry.