Old Scholars' Cup 2007

This has been,an extremely difficult task this year, with many strong contenders. In the end it was felt that the award should be shared by two of our Upper 6th.

Both have completed the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Both are unsung heroes of dramatic events - helping back stage as well as occasionally treading the boards.

Both were heavily committed during Charity Week - not only in the spotlight, but involved in the organisation of events and the clearing away afterwards.

Both have been very involved in Inter House competitions, supporting and encouraging younger members of the House to become involved. They themselves have shown a lead by entering into events where they are not going to excel, such as Inter House sporting events Čbut they played their part and set a good example.

She has made an outstanding contribution to the music of the school- Chamber Choir, Jazz Band, Recorder Ensemble, Choir, as well as solo performances. Shehas given of her time to help and support others, sharing her talent and enthusiasm. She has also supported the bridge club and the European Youth Parliament group.

He has also shown leadership in the Tae kwan do and Natural History Societies. He has shown great commitment to both and leads activities and 4elps in the training of younger pupils. He played a major role in establishing the QUITS (Quakers in the School) group. He has also supported archery club and is a good team member of the Young Consumer Club. In helping in our Autism Resource he has been a reliable and calm presence.

Beyond school, she has entertained senior citizens with Christmas Carols and attended Junior Yearly meeting, involving herself with young Quakers at this event.

He has helped with sessions for Downs Syndrome children and last summer worked at a hospital in Africa. Following that experience he organised a charity concert to help fund their work.

In addition to all of this - and their heavy academic workload - both are willing helpers in school - taking prep, guiding on Open Mornings, helping with discos, supporting their peers and younger pupils and a host of other acts of service. They are totally reliable. Their generosity, selflessness and sense of community embodies our moto.

"Not for oneself, but each for the good of all"

For their outstanding contribution to Ackworth School, the Old Scholars' Cup 2007 is awarded jointly to John Ward and Rebecca Riddle.