Old Farnhamians' Association

400 Trust 2007 School Awards

In recent years the 400 Farnhamian Trust has sponsored awards to students at Farnham College and the scheme has proved very successful. It was decided that this scheme should be extended to the three partnership schools of the college in Farnham, namely Heath End School, Weydon School and Ash Manor School. This would extend the support of the Trust to local education.  

The three schools were approached, gratefully accepted the offer and have decided to use the annual donation in slightly different ways. Overall the theme for the sponsorship was to award the high performers at each school and with this in mind the initial awards were given at the annual ceremony at Heath End School in mid-October 2007.   Although celebrity, Peter Gordon, was the official guest to hand over the prizes, the Farnhamian Award was presented by Cyril Trust and Tony Gatfield, the current President and Secretary of the 400 Trust (see photo which also includes local councillor Victor Duckett on the right). The newly struck shield was given to David Pallant for his high achievement in the GCSE exams and this was among several awards given to this outstanding student.  

In November other members of the 400 Trust attended Ash manor School and Roger Edgell (Secretary) and former President John Crotty, handed over the Farnhamian Award to Pramin Raut, in conjunction with the Headmaster's Award for Endeavour. On this occasion the official guests presenting the awards were international rugby stars, Ceri Jones (Wales) and Steve So'olalo (Samoa).  

The final awards evening was at Weydon School, where Olympic medalist Katherine Merry presented prizes. The 400 Trust Treasurer Stephen Pritchard and former President of the Trust, Mike Horner, gave the new Farnhamian Award for Mathematics to Leroy Chew.   It is planned that these Farnhamian Awards will be given annually for an indefinite period in addition to the 24 sponsored awards by former pupils and their families which were presented at the Farnham College Awards evening on 13th December 2007.

Posted Saturday, 09 February, 2008


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