A FATHER who lost his son in the IRA bombing of Warrington was the guest of honour at Pershore High School’s annual presentation evening.
Colin Parry OBE took to the stage at the event which also included a review of the past academic year.
Colin is chairman and co-founder of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace which was established after his 12-year-old son Tim was killed by the IRA in March 1993
Mr Parry joined representatives from local companies, voluntary organisations, town, district and county councils for the evening which saw prizes handed out in a variety of areas.
Among those honoured was Michael Redman who received the Evesham Vale Good Citizenship Award and Abigail Redman the Pershore Abbey Citizenship Award from Mr Parry.
Luke Bessant received the Pershore Town Council Citizenship Award from Mayor of Pershore Coun Tony Rowley while Alice
Bull receives the British Legion perpetual award from Ken Tallis and Lt Col Susan Payne of the Royal British Legion Pershore branch.
Headteacher Clive Corbett, said: “I am truly privileged to lead such a talented and committed group of staff, and am especially
proud to work with such an inspiring group of young people.”
“I remain hugely optimistic about the future of Pershore High School and its students.
“Over the next few years we will implement our exciting new building plans, and we will develop new courses and new opportunities for our young people.
“But most of all we will continue to care and develop the whole person. Parents, governors, friends – thank you for your on-going support.
“I am so proud of every single one of you, our fine young people, you keep me going, you keep me enthusiastic through all of the negatives.”
Michael Redman receives the Evesham Vale Good Citizenship Award, and Abigail Redman the Pershore Abbey Citizenship Award from Colin Parry. (s)