The amazing and unique achievements of students and staff in Barnet schools have been celebrated at an awards ceremony.

The Barnet School Awards took place on Wednesday (July 3rd) at the Wood Street Campus of Barnet and Southgate College. It was run in partnership with the London Borough of Barnet and the Barnet Times Series.

Winners were presented their certificates and trophy by her worshipful the Mayor of Barnet Cllr Caroline Stock.

Nominees on the night included 12-year-old Alexandra Tsiotsi from Barnet, who won the Inspirational Student of the Year prize.

She had been diagnosed with heart problems when she was a baby, having already had three open-heart operations at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Her nomination from East Barnet School was in honour of her charity work that has seen her raise over £7,500 for the Brompton Royal Heart Foundation.

Alexandra said: “I was quite shocked to be nominated, as I did not expect it, I think anything is possible, if you put your mind to something you can achieve it.

“I feel proud that my head teacher is here as well, in fact my next project is to start to fundraise for my school.”

An additional winner at the ceremony was Tracey Harper, who was awarded the Unsung Hero Award in the primary school category. She was nominated by teachers from the St. John’s CE Primary School, who said her “commitment and dedication to children is second to none”.