Lord Derby Academy Celebration of Achievement Evening
Once again this year, our annual Celebration of Achievement evening was a tremendous success. The event took place at the Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park and it was a magnificent occasion which saw over 300 pupils receiving prizes for their various distinctions.
Our Guest Speaker was Andy Grant, an Iraq and Afghanistan War Veteran, a former Royal Marine Commando, an amputee and a motivational speaker. He delivered an inspiring speech which encouraged our pupils to make the most of their opportunities in life. We were also delighted that the Mayor of Knowsley, Frank Walsh and the Chairman of the Dean Trust, Brian Rigby, took time out of their busy schedules to join us.
The programme for the evening contained a formidable range of achievements, including the recognition of the 13 pupils who passed the Mensa IQ Test. The Staff, Governors, Parents/Carers and distinguished guests were all very proud of our school community. So many young people had achieved so much and such great care and effort was made to recognise this. We look forward to next year!