CHS Pupil Wins Spirit Of ESB Award!

16 November, 2017

Calder House pupil Eloise has been presented a Special Award by the English Speaking Board at a glittering ceremony in Liverpool.

Every year, at the end of the Easter Term, pupils from Calder House take part in the ESB exams. And, without fail, our pupils always impress the ESB's external examiners with their confidence, enthusiasm and determination – as our ESB exam results show. This year, however, one particular pupil really caught the judge’s eye.

And that pupil was Eloise! All the hard work Eloise put into preparing for her exam combined with the genuine enthusaism with which she performed her pieces,  really paid off when she was put forward for a Spirit of ESB Award. This prestigious award is designed to recognise and reward pupils who show great promise in their ESB assessments.

Out of 58,000 children who took part in the ESB exams this year, only two were presented with a Spirit of ESB Award. Eloise was one of them!

It is an incredible achievement not least because the ESB exams are all about the very things which pupils at Calder House find most difficult – reading allowed with expression, reciting from memory, delivering a presentation and answering unscripted questions.

“This really is a remarkable achievement,” beamed Mrs Parsons who travelled all the way to Liverpool to see Eloise receive her award.

“Everyone at Calder House is enormously proud of Eloise. She is a wonderful example of what pupils can achieve with renewed belief in their own abilities and the right support.”

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