One of the most anticipated accolades at Mont à l'Abbé School’s Prize Giving ceremony is the Voisin and Volaw Friendship Cup.  Friendship Cups reward students who exemplify the school’s ethos of friendship, consideration for others and general contribution to cheerfulness within the learning environment.  

This year, over 80 students from the primary and secondary schools attended the celebrations. Jack Whittingham won the Junior award and James Lang was presented with the Senior Cup. James Lang was also the winner of the Junior Friendship Cup back in 2009. The two winners have a cup to take home for the year and their names will be engraved on a plaque in the entrance hall of both schools.  

This same ethos of friendship and caring has been echoed by the school’s most recent UK OFSTED (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) report which cited: ‘Outstanding positive relationships are at the heart of Mont à l'Abbé School. They are embodied in the school's aims and values which are reviewed regularly with contributions from all members of the school community. A particular strength of the school is the way that its values of mutual respect, valuing diversity, shared learning and caring and celebrating difference and diversity permeate the curriculum and all aspects of school life.’  

Voisin and Volaw have been loyal supporters of Mont à l'Abbé School for the last seven years and this year the Friendship cups were presented by Ben Warner, Director, Volaw trust company.  

Ben Warner, Director, Volaw trust company, commented:   ‘I very much enjoyed the prize giving, as did the children, it is clearly a very proud time for them. The Friendship Cup is so important as it highlights attributes such as friendship, kindness and consideration and this is what really makes the school exceptional. We will continue to be loyal supporters of Mont à l'Abbé School and the ethos that they exemplify.’

Sharon Eddie, Head Teacher, Mont à l'Abbé School, added:   ‘We are grateful to Voisin and Volaw for the consistent support over the years. The children really enjoy the prize giving as it recognises a variety of skills and effort that all of the children have achieved throughout the year.’  

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