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High school end of year awards

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by hamlettr, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. hamlettr

    hamlettr New commenter


    I’ve been put in charge of the end of year awards which consist of each subject selecting two students (academic/progress) in each year to receive a prize/ be invited to the ceremony. I’m looking for ideas for prizes to be given -keepsakes

    but also keen to know what happens in each school

    thanks in advance
  2. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    The school I attended gave book tokens in advance of the ceremony - we were expected to buy a "book suitable for presentation", which then had a presentation label added in the front. However the tokens were only £2/3, so in practice most people ended up adding to them to get something "suitable".
  3. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    For some years I was in charge of the annual school Prize Giving, and (as frustrum says in post 2) winners were given book tokens, and asked to choose a book, bring it to the school before the Prize Giving day so the label could be added and the book with presentation certificate given out.

    A word of warning - the administration in getting the nominations, sending out the book tokens, getting back the books, sticking in the certificates, getting the books in the right order (perhaps with post-it notes to identify each) etc is quite demanding. Maybe easier to just award book tokens and certificates to each winner?
  4. Skeoch

    Skeoch Lead commenter

    Outing to a bookshop for prizewinners. Value£25 to £75 dependent on prize. Books collected by staff, bookplates added and personalised by a calligrapher.
    I have my mother's prizes, similarly bookplates, from school and university as treasured possessions.
  5. 50sman

    50sman Lead commenter

    You could get the departments to nominate the books as well as the prize winners
  6. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    If the winners don't value the prize (which they won't if they don't get to choose it), you'll have large numbers not attending the Prize Giving.
  7. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    I think this is more or less what happened at my last school. It was one of those areas of school policy that I managed to avoid.

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