Best In Everyone Awards 2019

Hull Collegiate School is celebrating after picking up two of the most coveted awards at United Learning’s national Best in Everyone Awards.  Hannah was named Primary Pupil of the Year whilst the school’s ground-breaking Safi Coffee team picked up Student Team of the Year.  The winning pupils received their awards at a spectacular black tie gala held at the Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield on Friday 28 June.

The Best in Everyone Awards celebrate the impressive achievements of pupils and staff at United Learning schools across the country.  They include awards for academic excellence, extracurricular achievements and for service to school communities.  As well as showcasing the talents of the Group’s pupils and staff, they also recognise some of United Learning’s most dedicated, hard-working and inspirational individuals.

Hannah had been nominated by her teachers for her ‘can do, will do’ attitude, enthusiasm and respectfulness.  In winning the award, she saw off strong competition from a field of excellent candidates from across United Learning.  As the driving force behind the school’s Social Action project, Hannah has led the team to set up an ‘ecobrick workshop’, participate in beach cleans and raise awareness across the school of single use plastics.

Hannah collecting her award presented by Sir Jon Coles, Group Chief Executive

Congratulating Hannah on winning the award, HCS Prep School Head Teacher, Antje Kell, said: “Hannah is a real all-rounder.  She excels in the classroom, on the sports field and makes a significant contribution to school life.  She is an amazing, dedicated and hardworking individual who ensures that she always gives her best.  We are incredibly proud of Hannah and are delighted that she has been recognised in this way.”

Hannah said: “I felt very proud to collect the award and was excited to have my family share the experience with me.”

For the second year running, the school’s Safi Coffee Team won the Student Team of the Year Award.  The team of 26 pupils from Years 2 to 13 import tons of coffee from Uganda, package them, market them and sell their products across the UK.  Every penny of profit from the sales of Safi Coffee pays for children in Uganda to attend school.  The project is going from strength to strength with major businesses and even the local hospital buying Safi Coffee.  The students are now able to sponsor 60 Uganda children a year to attend school.

The Safi Team with Sir Jon Coles 

Collecting their award at the Best in Everyone Award ceremony, which served Safi Coffee, Elijah said: “It was a wonderful evening and an honour to be part of the team collecting the award. A number of staff and students are currently in Uganda and we can’t wait to catch up with them to hear first hand what a difference our product is making to the lives of the children out there.”


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