Thursday 13th July saw the annual Achievement and Progress Awards for students from years 7-10. In a packed School Hall nearly 100 students received their awards from our Special Guest Luke Hodson, a former pupil.
The School was also proud to receive the Quinton Memorial Trophy which is a commemorative Baton originally awarded annually at RAF Halton to the highest achieving former ATC cadet. The recipient, Group Captain (Retired) Geoff Burton RAF has now kindly presented his replica baton to Christ’s College for safekeeping.
John Quinton also a former pupil of Christ’s College (leaving in 1937) was posthumously awarded the George Cross for an act of outstanding bravery in 1951 where he unselfishly saved a young air cadet whilst losing his own life when his aircraft was involved in a mid-air collision over Yorkshire. He clipped the only parachute to the cadet’s harness and showed him how to use it.
The Baton is now on display in the Drama Hall.