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Lily Cleal Award 2020

Every year the Performing Arts team present the Lily Cleal award to a student who has excelled at Drama over the years. Usually the award is presented by Mr and Mrs Cleal on the second day of the school musical. However, as with most things, this year it will take place online.

On Monday the 13 July, Mrs Jarman, Mr Hasselgreen and Mrs Weston hosted the end of year Drama Quiz for exam students and selected KS3 students.

After the quiz, there were presentations for Drama students who have impressed this year. The final award that was presented was the Lily Cleal Award which is awarded each year in the memory of student Lily Cleal.

Mr and Mrs Cleal said: “The Lily Cleal Award for drama is presented to Allerton Grange students who have shown outstanding talent in the performing arts and also importantly, recognises those who have given support and encouragement to their fellow students to do well and be their best. And in this difficult year of uncertainty, sadness and separation it is especially important to recognise and reward those who have been there for others.”

Mrs Cleal presented the award to Isabel from Year 11 for her outstanding contribution to drama and performing arts.

Isabel said: “I’m so beyond grateful and honoured to receive this award I’m in complete shock! Thank you so much, we will all miss you so much and I will make sure Lily and this incredible award continues to get the recognition it deserves!!! I have no other words at present just lots of emotions, I am so so so grateful.”

Mrs Jarman said she was super proud and described Isabel as being an amazing student, who is talented, enthusiastic and hardworking during drama class and in productions. Mr Hasselgreen said that in lessons Isabel is the one all students go to if they are unhappy about something and she will listen and help anyone - she is the mother Teresa of our class! Mrs Weston added that Isabel is kind and caring and a massive part of the drama department, as well as being lovely to teach.

We hope to be able to hold a presentation in school in when it is safe to do so.

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