Schools showdown at first ever Inter School Competitions

16 May 2017 

In March, Salford City College held their first ever Inter School Competitions for year 9, 10 and 11 high school pupils. Winners have now been announced and were awarded at an exclusive ceremony at the College’s prestigious restaurant, The Glass House.

The Inter School Competitions saw pupils from schools across Salford and the surrounding areas battle it out in a bid to be crowned victorious against competing schools, as well as to walk away with an impressive cash prize.

Competitions were put on in various subjects, including, maths, sport and catering for group entries, and English, history, media, science and criminology for individual entries. Anyone from years 9, 10 or 11 could enter and were either asked to complete a task as an individual or as part of a team in an event held at the College.  

It was battle of the brains as groups of up to six were asked to use their mathematics knowledge to outsmart other teams by making more profits whilst acting as a company operating in a competitive market, or as individuals created compelling newspaper articles in the English competitions. Teams of four showcased their athleticism in a race using gym equipment to navigate the distance of the M60 ring road, whilst others were tested on their culinary capabilities.

Deputy Principal, Michael J Walsh added “The calibre of the work for the Inter School Competitions was impressive.  It was great to see students from different schools compete against each other with such spirit and enthusiasm. The Awards Evening was the perfect occasion to showcase and to celebrate their achievement and also for their school to be proud of their success. We want even more schools to be involved next year so we can really showcase the best young talent Salford has to offer.”

First prize winners were awarded £100 for either the team or individual pupil, plus £100 for their school, with second prize winners being awarded £50 for the individual or team only. Prizes were given at the awards night held earlier this month with participants, school teachers, parents and guardians being invited to enjoy the hospitality of the Salford City College catering students.

Those in attendance on the night were invited to take part in a raffle, and were treated to a two course meal and drinks reception, with mojito mocktails on the menu. Both the competitions and the event were a great success with a teacher from one of the participating schools saying, “The Inter School Competitions were a lovely idea which our pupils have really enjoyed, we will definitely take part again.”

One pupil commented, “I loved the hospitality and the happy vibe at the event,” with another remarking, “It was a great experience.”

Winners 

Sport Award (boys)

All Hallows High School
Dawit Kahsay, Rogerio Paulo, Jesse Nwokocha, Justeace Nichols-Holness
Manchester Academy
Mustafa Nadjafi, Hilai Khan, Ranico West, Jahid Hussain

Sport Award (girls)

Manchester Academy
Chelsea Brooks, Amani Foster, Hanan Abdi Omer, Sabah Jama
Wellington High School
Savannah Holden, Jessica Grundy, Evie Chard, Ellie Sloaine

Hospitality and Catering Award

Manchester Academy & Manchester Communication Academy
Ben Corrigan, Elisha Williams, Maayir Khan, Ashanti Campbell 

Catering Innovation Award

New Park High School
Davey Lee Flaherty, Kie Hibbert

Maths Award

Winners: The Swinton High School
Georgia Roberts, Ellie Christian, Daniel Smethurst, Spirion Spirovski
Runners up: The Swinton High School
Olivia Carroll, Jai Bolton, Jessica Jackson, Luke Watson

Media Studies Award

Winners: All Hallows High School
Sabrina Daniel, Brodie Campbell, Mohraeel Zakki
Runners up: All Hallows High School
Skyler Cooper

English Award

Winner: The Swinton High School
Georgia Roberts
Runner up: The Swinton High School
Joseph Driscoll

Criminology Award

Winner: The Swinton High School
Elenor Stelfox
Runner up: The Swinton High School
Martha Lewis Fairbrother

History Award

Winner: All Hallows High School
Taylor-Jade Cookson
Runner up: All Hallows High School
Caitlin Beckley

Science Award:

Winner: All Hallows High School
Taylor-Jade Cookson 
Runner up: All Hallows High School
Caitlin Beckley
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