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Wings of Hope Achievement Awards Ceremony 2012-2013 at The Royal College of Surgeons, 2nd May 2013


Wings of Hope Achievement Award (WOHAA) participants celebrate in style at the The Royal College of Surgeons.


On 2 May 2013, the most awaited day in the calendar of the Wings of Hope Achievement Awards finally arrived!
The Royal College of Surgeons where the Awards ceremony was held was packed with half a dozen Head Teachers, 25 Teachers and over 300 students and their parents from Schools all over the country.
The evening began with a fantastic performance by dancers from the world famous Pineapple Studios, whose high octane performance got the crowds up from their seats, clapping and cheering.
Wings of Hope was very privileged and honored to have Lady Juliet McNally – wife of Lord McNally, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, attend the ceremony and hand over prizes.
Senior members from our Corporate partners also attended the event and handed over the prizes, Mr Damon Clark CEO of Brandwith, and Mr. Simon Ayoage from Barclays Bank was also amongst them.
The talented and upcoming, British Boy band – The Parades, all mesmerized the crowd with their powerful singing.  They also did an impromptu song titled ‘ WOHAA’ !
This year for the first time, ‘The Best Teacher ‘award was introduced.  This went to Mr. Giles Tilbury of St.Mary’s Church of England School in Hertfordshire.


Here are some of the comments from guests who attended that evening:

“We had a wonderful time last night and the children so enjoyed the experience. Obviously, the icing on the cake was the winning of the award for runners up ‘Best Presentation’. They are now thoroughly enjoying the attention this is causing at School!”
Mrs. Green – Year 9 Manager at Collingwood College
Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality last night – the warm welcome, the delicious supper and the fabulous award ceremony. It was superbly organised and we enjoyed some fantastic entertainment as well as the inspiring stories of the award winners.
Ms. Lucy Elphinstone, Head Mistress – Francis Holland School
I just wanted to thank you again for the opportunity of being involved with Wings of Hope
It has been a wonderful experience for the students from Nower Hill to be involved with and in particular for team Shooting Stars.
The awards ceremony was great – really enjoyable – you have some brilliant links with other companies.
Anna Dunne
Teacher – Nower Hill School
It has been a pleasure and a privilege for Hasmonean to work with you on this project and we look forward to our continued relationship in the future.
Mrs. Rachel Fink, Head Mistress- Hasmonean School for Girls
“What a night Thursday night was! … Thank you for the fantastic opportunity you have given Anna and her friends … The youngsters featured at the finals showed such energy and enthusiasm for their individual projects and it was fascinating to see the scope of their imaginations. All groups were winners in what they achieved and I’m glad so many prizes were awarded.
With many thanks”Mel Lawson – Parent


Awards were given to the following teams in different categories:

Overall Winning Team:
– Team Unity, Hasmonean High School


Overall Runners up:

– Shooting Stars, Nower Hill


Best Presentation:

– Winners: Encore, Heathfield School

– Runners Up: Lord of the Wings, Collingwood College


Most Innovative:

– Winners: Team Spark, Tormead School

– Runners Up: Congeniality, Latymer Upper School