Apollo Teaching Services are incredibly proud to have sponsored the Outstanding Academic Progress award at the Bridge FM Young Achievers Awards on Friday evening. Hearing all of the inspirational stories from young people in the Bridgend area was very humbling, and it was fantastic to celebrate their achievements with them. The evening itself was brilliantly organised by Bridge FM, and the entertainment from Jamie Bell and Reggie and Bollie was a great addition to the night!
Winning the Outstanding Academic Progress Award was Liam Evans, a 13 year old young man from Brackla. Liam suffers with ASD and Dyslexia, and finds it harder than most children to pick up simple tasks. Despite this, Liam strives to succeed and continue his education in mainstream school. He has gone up a group in maths and is now able to obtain his maths GCSE, and has won four awards in school for his commitment to PE, geography, maths and inclusion. From chatting to Liam it was clear that he is very good at computer games and IT, and he has recently set up his own computer game in IT lessons because he was ahead of the rest of the class. Recently, Liam was awarded the Excellence Award in school for his hard work. Liam is a truly delightful young man and clearly incredibly well deserving of the Outstanding Academic Progress Award.
Jon, manager of Apollo Bridgend was on stage to present Liam with his award, along with Lee Jukes and Louise Absee. Despite his nerves, when he was presented with the award, Liam told the audience that one of his mottos is to make someone happy every day. A sentiment we could all live by.
The evening recognised the achievements of 12 different winners altogether, each of whom truly deserved the accolade they received. From everyone at Apollo Teaching Services, we’d like to congratulate all of the winners and thank them for sharing their success with us.