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King Edward VI School students are celebrated at St Edmundsbury Cathedral

PUBLISHED: 16:18 10 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:24 10 November 2017

Year 13 students Chloe Jameson, Keely Wright, and Isaac Melvin with headteacher Lee Walker and MP for Bury St Edmunds Jo Churchill. Picture: KEGS

Year 13 students Chloe Jameson, Keely Wright, and Isaac Melvin with headteacher Lee Walker and MP for Bury St Edmunds Jo Churchill. Picture: KEGS

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Students from King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds were honoured at a special awards ceremony to celebrate achievement on Thursday.

Year 10 students Alex Knock and Lois Driscoll with headteacher Lee Walker and MP for Bury St Edmunds Jo Churchill. Picture: KEGSYear 10 students Alex Knock and Lois Driscoll with headteacher Lee Walker and MP for Bury St Edmunds Jo Churchill. Picture: KEGS

The inaugural awards evening recognised the achievements of 220 pupils over the last academic year, and students were joined by their families, friends, staff, governors and special guests at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

Jo Churchill, MP for Bury St Edmunds, was guest speaker on the evening, and the school’s symphony orchestra and flagship choir, Ex Silentio, performed for attendees.

King Edward VI School's symphony orchestra and flagship choir, Ex Silentio, performed. Picture: KEGSKing Edward VI School's symphony orchestra and flagship choir, Ex Silentio, performed. Picture: KEGS

Lee Walker, headteacher, said: “The evening went wonderfully well. It was delightful to spend time in such a beautiful venue to recognise the achievements of our students.

“It was terrific to have Jo there. Jo has been a stalwart supporter of the school for many years and she spoke very engagingly about our core values.

The King Edward VI School awards, which was held at St Edmundsbury Cathedral for the first time. Picture: KEGSThe King Edward VI School awards, which was held at St Edmundsbury Cathedral for the first time. Picture: KEGS

“We hope to hold the event at the cathedral next year and hope that it becomes a firm fixture in our school calendar.”

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