Burnley FC’s Head of Womens Football Lola Ogunbote was the inspirational speaker at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College’s Junior Awards Evening.
The lawyer-turned-football coach said: “It’s an honour to celebrate the achievements of our future leaders, artists, scholars, musicians and more who have demonstrated resilience, hard work and courage.
“Their challenge is now to strive for greatness and they all have the potential to do this.
“They can go out and make a positive difference in the world.
“They need to dream big and work hard, seize opportunities and reach for the stars and believe in their own ability as their journey is just beginning.”
Awards were presented to pupils in Years 7-10 with Certificates of Commendation for Assessment Grades and Merits.
Full attendance Awards were also given out while Year 10 pupils received their Subject Awards.
Special prizes were presented for Contribution to College Life to Imogen, in Year 7, Year 8 Chloe, Year 9 Maisie and Year 10 Wayes.
Awards for Receiving the Most Merits were handed out to Year 7 Sam, Year 8 Alix, Year 9 Louka-May and Year 10 Haley.
The Work Skills prize was awarded to Jack, while the Specialist College Sports Award was presented to Li-Bau who is a goalkeeper at Preston North End’s Academy.
The Contribution to Community Award went to Gabriella while the Sarah-Marie Foulds Memorial Trophy for Contribution to College Faith Life was awarded to Lily, who is a Mission Leader, reads Masses and helps with charity events.
The Roger Barlow Endeavour Award was given to Ginny while the Sporting Commitment Award, in memory of Mick Ennis, was won by long jumper Erika.
Head Teacher Mrs Williams said: “It’s always a pleasure to celebrate such success and achievements. We are proud of our young people who go above and beyond every day in school.
“It’s not just about academic achievements but the human beings they are who bring joy to school life.”