Cottingley Primary Academy students triumph in national awards

Students from Cottingley Primary Academy are today celebrating their triumph in the category of Music (cover song) at the Festival of Remarkable Lives ceremony run by Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).

AET is one of the largest academy trusts in the country, with 58 primary, secondary and special schools. 33,000 young people from across AET’s family of schools were eligible for the awards.

Students submitted ‘Lost Boy.’ Judges thought that the song was sung well and that the performance was original, which stood them apart from others.

The festival, recognising all aspects of what it means to be “remarkable”, is designed to celebrate the previous year’s achievements and is integral to the trust’s ethos of inspiring students to live a “remarkable life”. The competition winners were announced by Sam and Mark from CBBC on a live streamed show.

Kelly Bentley, Headteacher said:

“I am delighted that the girls were successful with their entry into the music competition. The passion, teamwork and bravery that went into creating and performing their piece really shone through.

“We are all incredibly proud of them and they absolutely loved seeing themselves on screen as part of the Festival!”

Rebecca Boomer-Clark, Chief Executive of AET, said:

“It is fantastic to see all of the talent and imagination we have in our schools across AET – huge congratulations to all of our winners today, including students from Cottingley Academy. The Remarkable Lives Festival is the culmination of the school year and gives us a brilliant opportunity to celebrate the diversity of talent we have in our schools.

“All children – and especially those from disadvantaged communities – deserve a rich education which is ambitious and sets them up for adult life. That belief is at the heart of the Remarkable Lives festival, and I am excited to see how we can carry this momentum into a new school year after the summer break.”


This post is based on a press release issued on behalf of Cottingley Primary Academy