Students honoured at event

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Ormiston Ilkeston Academy opened its doors to hundreds of parents to celebrate the success of some of the school’s students.

Pupils received awards for their academic progress as well as being honoired for vocational and sporting achievements.

Tracey Dundas, associate principal, handed out some of the many awards. She said: “The ability of the students at the academy to shine in so many subjects never ceases to amaze me.

“I am very proud of the students and all that they have achieved.”

Award winner Tom Lewis Hood said: “It’s great to have evenings like this where we can celebrate.”