Meet our student award winners
Sixth form students Laura Deliu and Luke Duffy scooped a total of three awards in the Nottingham Education Awards 2017.
Laura was named winner in the Beating the Odds category and also scooped the ultimate title Student of the Year 2017, while runner Luke collected the overall award for Sporting Achievement 2017.
Both Year 12 students were invited to the ceremony after being shortlisted for the awards. Laura was judged an inspirational winner after battling through chemotherapy at the same time as doing her GCSEs. Despite a gruelling programme of treatment for cancer she still completed her exams with staggering results, including four A*s.
Such was Laura’s determination and strength of spirit in facing her ordeal and refusing to let her illness dictate her achievement, that judges named her overall Student of the Year at the ceremony on 29th November.
Luke picked up his award after an amazing season on the running track. In summer, the 16-year-old – recently crowned UK Schools Games Champion for the second year running - collected a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games.
Just weeks later he was back at Carlton le Willows to collect his GCSE results – a 9, two 8s. A* and two As to add to his three A grades from the previous year.
An amazing season also saw Luke take home a silver and indoor gold medal at the England U17s Championships and gold in both the Nottinghamshire County and Schools Cross Country.