Flying High Trust Awards at Royal Concert Hall a glittering celebration of education

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  • Posted on: October 7, 2021
  • Partnership: Flying High Partnership

Flying High Trust Awards at Royal Concert Hall a glittering celebration of education.

Audience numbers were a whopping 2200 people!

In a spectacular festival celebrating educational achievements, 22 schools from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire came together for The Flying High Trust Awards at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall.

Student on stage wearing matching black t-shirts and blue jeans with confetti falling from the sky

Showcasing the achievements of staff, families, community members and children, audience figures at the theatre show a staggering 2200 people attended the event.

The Flying High Trust is the 4th highest performing multi-academy trust in the country and was recently voted joint-first, top multi-academy trust by the Times Educational Supplement (TES).

The Flying High Partnership’s CEO, Chris Wheatley, said the event was a tour de force of talent and exuberance. “The event was an incredible success, with 22 schools, their children and staff and families coming together to celebrate their collective and individual achievements and efforts in a spectacular visual display of talent and joy.

“The children displayed their confidence and performing skills on the magnificent stage in front of a huge audience and are a credit to themselves, families and schools.”

Children performed musical medleys including songs by The Beatles, Elton John and many more in a show that had the audience laughing, cheering and dancing along.

“Our awards are dedicated to thanking those who go above and beyond to make the schools the best they can be.” Chris said. “We all collectively aim to increase aspiration for staff, pupils and parents and this is at the heart of everything we strive for in the Flying High Trust. The event is the highlight of the year and brings together the schools with our sponsors, Trustees and supporters from across two counties, to acknowledge the dedication and commitment demonstrated by all to make children’s experience in education the best it can be.”

Attending with her school was Head Teacher of Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy, Anne Ingle who said the event is a fantastic way for children to celebrate the end of their school year. “The children from my wonderful school loved the opportunity to join with their friends from across the Trust to produce some dazzling performances together.

The Trust is truly outward facing and this event brings together so many good news stories from the year, and so much talent. Not to mention the opportunity for young people to perform on a stage of this magnitude. It really was a fantastic way to celebrate with our friends from across the schools and a joyful finale to the school year. The staff and children from across the Trust did us proud and are an inspiration and source of pride for all of us.”

A huge thank you to our sponsors – your support enables Flying High to host this spectacular event in a venue befitting our amazing schools!

In 2019 the awards were sponsored by: Gloworm Festival, Breedon Electrical, Reprotec, Next Level Sports, Arthur J Gallagher, Browne Jacobson, Streets Chartered Accountants, TTS and Mardel Office Interiors – thank you!

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