23 September 2019

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Head Girl Sasha was presented with the inaugural Sam Pegram Character and Culture Award.

Sam was a former Priory pupil who was working as a British aid worker when he was tragically killed in an Ethiopian air crash in March this year.  His parents were honoured to have an award presented at the school in Sam’s name and the first award was given to Sasha.

Character & Culture lessons, through teacher Mrs Hopes, began last school year and are now being implemented in Priory three times a week.  The Sam Pegram Award is for a student who had shown LORIC attributes – Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication – as part of the PiXL Edge Awards.

Sasha has completed the Apprenticeship PiXL Edge Award, has encouraged her peers to complete it and assists younger pupils with it. She has also demonstrated kindness, a key factor of PiXL Edge, by contributing to Priory’s charity collections and bake sales.

“I was tremendously honoured to be awarded this trophy,” said Sasha. “It was a big surprise.  I have volunteered at Longton Library and helped to organise a two-day event there called Sense Fest.

“I have helped and organised charity events at school, I have publicised kindness day, I have gone into primary schools to teach their pupils about history and I have worked both in school and in the community.

“I have enjoyed working with the younger pupils at Priory. I like to try out different things and the PiXL Edge Award has given me this opportunity.”

This story was also feature in the Lancashire Evening Post >> https://www.lep.co.uk/education/penwortham-school-awards-trophy-in-memory-of-ethiopian-air-crash-victim-sam-pegram-1-9987888