A host of awards celebrating success throughout all aspects of life at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School were presented at the annual Awards Ceremony at the school where this year’s guest of honour was Colin Parry OBE.

Colin and Wendy Parry lost their 12-year-old son Tim in the Warrington bombing in 1993 and, since then, have dedicated their lives to promoting peace.

Tim and three-year-old Johnathan Ball were killed in the tragedy that left 54 others injured. Tim was shopping for a Mother’s Day gift at the time the bomb went off, leaving him with horrific injuries.

Since that day, Tim’s parents have searched for answers surrounding his death and have dedicated their lives to supporting those affected by the Northern Ireland conflict and other terror attacks, including the Manchester Arena bombing.

The Awards Ceremony was an inspiring event with teachers, governors, parents, students and special guests joining together to commemorate the success of the last year.

The Head Teacher led the awards ceremony with Heads of Subject and Progress Leaders presenting special awards. The Awards ceremony was an opportunity to reward those students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 who worked extremely hard during the past year; it allowed the school to publicly give both praise and recognition for their efforts.

Mr Alex Hren, Head Teacher, thoroughly enjoyed the event stating that “The Awards Ceremony was a great success; it was a lovely way to thank those students who have worked so hard this year. Since joining the school last year, I have been impressed by how the students get whole heartedly involved with events not only in the school environment but within the whole community, including the global community. The Awards Ceremony gives the staff an opportunity to say thank you to the great students we have at Saint Paul’s.”

Father Michael with Colin Parry OBE