The Atkinson Arts Centre in Southport was the venue for The Mount's Junior Prize Giving and paid tribute to the achievements of its pupils over the past 12 months. The compere for the evening was well-known local businessman, Jonathan Cunningham MBE, Chair of alumni organisation the Friends of St. Mary’s and Tom Murray, Youth Development Co-ordinator with the Edmund Rice Network in England, who is a regular visitor to The Mount, presented prizes to the pupils.
The packed audience at the Atkinson event heard that The Mount had achieved excellent academic results again during the year, with 100 per cent of Year 6 pupils meeting or exceeding expected levels for their age. A wide range of successes in music and sport were also recognised at the prize-giving event, which also featured performances by the school’s Concert Band, Orchestra, Show Choir, Recorder Ensemble and Year 5 and 6 Choir. In addition, Year 6 pupils presented a highly entertaining drama performance directed by Karen Collins called ‘How To Act Like a Child’.
Headmaster Michael Collins commented: “This annual event is a great way for us to salute the hard work and achievements of our pupils over the past year. I would like to pay tribute to each and every one of the children - and the staff and families who support them - for their contribution to making our school community such a special place."