PERSHORE High School students have been busy in recent weeks winning awards, travelling abroad and enjoying new experiences.

One pupil Alice Arthur, from Year 9, was awarded first place in the Trye Challenge Cup for Folk Song challenge at the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts.

She sang Scarborough Fair and was commended by the judges for her interpretation, timing, and sound.

Headteacher Clive Corbett said: "We are delighted and very proud that Alice won the first prize, gold medal and cup."

Year 8 pupils were visited by performance poet, Spoz, when he did a poetry workshop at the school, organised by English teacher, Nick Spice.

Students also demonstrated their skills at the Engineering Development Trust Exhibition

The group, who were the first industrial cadet cohort taken on by Yamazaki Mazak in Worcester, represented the school at the Engineering Development Trust Exhibition in Solihull.

Thanks went out to Yamazaki Mazak of Worcester and in particular, Dave Barnett, learning and development manager, for guiding students through their team building and problem solving exercises.

This year’s Comenius project took three year 9 pupils on a trip to Sweden.

Hannah Kenwright, Jenny Cooper and William Bugg spent a day in a Swedish school with pupils from France, Germany, Finland and Sweden.

Mr Corbett added: "It was a great few days with the pupils coming up with two great new sports. All the pupils really enjoyed the trip and staying with their host families, they hope to do this again in the future."

Mr Corbett added: "We are delighted and very proud that Alice won the first prize, gold medal and cup."

And former Pershore High School students were also getting rewarded.

Megan Kelly, Miles Weaver and Alice Witherick attended a ceremony at St James Palace at which they were presented with their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards by Prince Edward and Shaparak Khorsandi.