Red Carpet Evening Rewards Excellence
Our annual Red Carpet Evening took place before Easter to reward achievement and attitude to learning.
On Tuesday 22nd March we celebrated the achievements of more than eighty top achievers at our annual Red Carpet Evening. Building on the success of last year, this was once again a really positive event to reward hard work, effort, achievement and attitude to learning. The students were selected for earning the highest number of house points, having the best attendance figures, outstanding behaviour and achieving excellent academic progress.
It was great to welcome so many parents with a total of over 130 guests in attendance. Local events company Dilkash once again did an excellent job transforming our Sports Hall into a dazzling ballroom. Guests were welcomed and taken care of by a team of fantastically presented student ambassadors, recruited from our Student Leadership Team who served welcome drinks. Thank you to the team for their excellent work and for volunteering their time.
Mr Bell introduced the evening and welcomed special guest Amer Nazir, who gave an inspirational speech about his experiences and what is possible. Amer is a former Grange student who, having completed a business degree in London and started his own company, chose to concentrate on helping some of the most vulnerable and needy people around the world. Over the last eight years Amer has provided humanitarian support on the ground to substantial projects. He has delivered essential aid around the world in disaster and conflict zones, volunteering for many charities, governments and advisory panels. This covers current and post-war Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, orphanage support work in Iran as well as providing practical aid for flood victims in Pakistan. Alongside his work Amer has completed many charity fundraising challenges including a 70 mile walk, cycling 300 miles, mountain climbs, three peaks challenge and jumping out of a plane at 13,000ft. He finished his latest and greatest challenge in December 2015 when he completed the World Cycle Challenge for Orphans, cycling over 12,000 miles across 34 countries around the globe.
An excellent three course dinner was provided by MyLahore whilst the awards were handed out then it was onto the dancefloor for a disco which capped off the evening. It was a fitting evening which had taken a great deal of planning and preparation to bring together. Congratulations to the students who attended.