University Academy Keighley held its annual Celebration and Prize-giving Evening on the 12th July a night where we recognize the students, who through their commitment, help make the Academy such a special place.
Over 100 students received Academy recognition for achievements above and beyond the normal expectations placed on our students.
Prizes were presented by our Guest of Honour Nasheed singer and songwriter Ahmad Hussain, who spoke to our students with pride regarding their achievements and went on to talk about the importance of respect for each other. He rounded off the evening perfectly by performing two songs for us; a beautiful Nasheed titled ‘My Beloved’, dedicated to the mothers in our audience, and a foot tapping Reggie.
Prizes winners and proud parents were also entertained with student performances from student group Dance Nation, storytelling from the Academy’s award winning Literacy Club, guitar performance from Eric Beaumont and AJ Wilson, UAK’s Got Talent winner Sudhes Jabbar with magic tricks and tales of ‘Academy Life’ from Ahmed Choudhry.
Prizes were awarded for subject progress and achievement, sporting achievement including recognition of the Academy’s successful sporting teams, contribution within the Academy’s house system and Principal’s awards and Drake and Tonson awards for outstanding contribution to the Academy and Sixth form.