Each year at Manor we hold a presentation evening for our leavers, present them with their GCSE certificates and give out awards for attainment and progress within each curriculum area. As part of this evening we give out special awards which are named after various people who have significance for our school community. The special awards are as follows:
The Bishop Sargent Memorial Prize for Excellent Contribution to the life of the school
Douglas Sargent was Bishop of Selby from 1962 to 1971 and was a former chair of governors for Manor. When he died his family set up funding for this award which we have given out each year since. We remember Bishop Sargent by awarding this prize for Excellent Contribution to the life of the school
Peter Windass Memorial Trophy for Design Technology
Peter Windass was a former Manor student who was killed in an unprovoked attack in January 1994. Peter was an honest, upstanding and hard-working person; a qualified stonemason who worked on repairing and restoring York’s city walls. We remember Peter each year by awarding the Peter Windass memorial trophy to an outstanding student in Design Technology
Barbara Turner Memorial Rose Bowl for Outstanding Achievement in Geography
Barbara Turner was a much loved former teacher of Geography at Manor. Barbara died of cancer in 1994 whilst still serving as a teacher here. Barbara’s commitment to Manor was immense and she was an outstanding teacher of Geography here for many years. We remember Barbara by awarding the Barbara Turner Memorial Rose Bowl for Outstanding Achievement in Geography
Jill Lonsbrough Memorial Trophy for the student making the best effort in The Hub
Jill was a Teaching Assistant at Manor for many years and died in 2009. Jill was an extraordinary person who loved working with our students, particularly those with additional needs. She was well loved, always positive and was brilliant at making people feel good about themselves. We remember Jill each year by awarding the Jill Lonsbrough memorial trophy for an outstanding student from The Hub.
Juliette Fife Cup for physical pursuits outside school
Juliette was a student at Manor in the 1980s who loved outdoor pursuits and still does to this day. When she left Manor her parents wanted a cup to be awarded each year to a student who excelled at physical pursuits outside school just like Juliette did when she attended here.
Kirsty Johnson Memorial Shield for excellent contribution to school music
Kirsty was a former Manor student who was killed in a tragic road accident in the 1980s. Kirsty loved music and playing in the school band was one of the things she lived to do the most. We remember Kirsty each year by awarding the Kirsty Johnson Memorial Shield for excellent contribution to school music
Marine David Hart Award
Marine David Hart was a former Manor student who went on to join the Royal Marines. David joined recruit training in 2009, and stood out as one of the top recruits and was awarded with his Diamond, and when he passed out for duty as a Royal Marines Commando he was awarded The Commando Medal. The Commando Medal is awarded to the man who, throughout training, shows, to an outstanding degree, the qualities of the Commando Spirit. These are defined as: Determination, Courage, Cheerfulness and Unselfishness. Marine Hart was deployed to Afghanistan for an operational tour with 40 Commando in 2010. During the early evening of Thursday 08 July 2010, whilst on a joint reassurance patrol with the local Afghan Army, an explosion occurred, fatally wounding him. We remember David each year by awarding the Marine David Hart award to a student who showed those same qualities of the Commando spirit during their time at Manor, those of determination, courage, cheerfulness and unselfishness.