We were thrilled to have the opportunity to nominate 6th form student, Olivia Cork, for the Pure Potential Inspirational Student Award for 2016. Over 200 students and teachers from across the UK were nominated for the national award ceremony which celebrates the achievements of state educated students, teachers and careers advisors from across the UK.
The 48 shortlisted nominees were invited to attend the awards ceremony in London on Monday March 7th to launch National Careers Week. The awards showcased all of the wonderful things they do to help others and the community around them. Olivia, who lost her leg to bone cancer at 14, has overcome many obstacles and continues to work tirelessly for charity. She attended along with the other 3 candidates in her age group. She was thrilled to win the award and received it from Maggie Stilwell, Managing Partner for Talent at EY UK & Ireland.
Mr Middlebrook said: “We are absolutely delighted that Olivia has been named as the Pure Potential Inspirational Student of the year for 2016. This award is richly deserved and I cannot think of a more worthy winner. Olivia really is an inspiration to everyone here at Alsager: students, staff and parents. Personally, I have never met anyone like Olivia, her positive attitude and sheer determination inspire us all and put our trivial moans into context. How she manages to juggle her studies, numerous jobs (including one here in school), swimming and all the work she does for Teenage Cancer Trust is quite simply staggering. Liv is truly inspirational”.