Timeline

TIMELINE

2004 – 2005

Torbay Civic Award introduced by Karen Thomson at Cockington Primary School 12 children were presented with their award by the mayor of Torbay Nick Bye.

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2005-2006

Homelands School joined Cockington School – 34 children achieved the award – Certificates presented by Councillor Beryl McPhail at Oldway Mansion.

2006-2007

White Rock School began the award. 35 children were presented with certificates at Oldway Mansion by Councillor Hytch, the Chair of Torbay Council,

2007 -2008

Over forty Year 6 pupils from Cockington, White Rock, Homelands and St Marychurch primary schools were presented with their Torbay Civic Award certificates by the Chair of the council Councillor Martin Hodge at Oldway Mansion.

2008-2009

Torre and Collaton St Mary Schools joined – numbers rose to nearly 80 Councillor Matthew Phillip presented the certificates.

2009-2010

IB students at Torquay Boys Grammar School organised the first launch for 150 children Participation Pride focused on participating in your communities.

A record number of over 100 Year 6 pupils from Shiphay, Cockington, White Rock, Torre, Priory, Warberry, Homelands and Collaton St Mary schools took part this year and were presented with their Torbay Civic Award certificates by the Chair of Torbay Council Councillor Derek Mills at the annual Torbay Civic Award Presentation Night, which, this year, was held at the Centenary Hall, Torquay Boys’ Grammar School.

PHOTO CIVIC AWARD PRESENTN 2010

2010-2011

The first Brixham school joined the award! Furzeham Primary took number of schools involved to 13! We also welcomed the Abbey School, Shiphay, Hayes, Warberry, Priory and Sacred Heart who all took part in the award this year.

2011-2012

188 Children from Shiphay, Cockington, White Rock, Torre, Priory, Warberry, Homelands, Hayes, The Abbey School, Sacred Heart, Ilsham, Furzeham and Collaton St Mary primary schools.

Civic Award presentation night 2012

2012-2013

St Marychurch took numbers this year to 190! The presentation Night was once again held in the Centenary Hall at Torquay Boys Grammar School and children were presented with their Torbay Civic Award certificates by the Chair of Torbay Council CouncillorJulien Parrott

2013-2014

The numbers of children taking part in the Torbay Civic Award since its inception nine years ago grew to over 1000 this year when nearly 200 Year 6 pupils from Torbay primary schools were presented with their Torbay Civic Award certificates by Councillor Ray Hill at the annual Torbay Civic Award Presentation Night, which was held at the Centenary Hall, Torquay Boys’ Grammar School.

We welcomed Sherwell Valley as our newest school and children from St Marychurch, Shiphay, Cockington, St Margarets, Sherwell Valley, Furzeham, Torre, Priory, Warberry, Homelands, Hayes, The Abbey School, Sacred Heart, and Collaton St Mary primary schools all took part in the scheme.

presentation night 2014

2014-2015

The 11th anniversary of the Torbay Civic Award was celebrated during a year which really focused on publicity and community growth. Our new website was introduced; bringing the Torbay Civic Award onto the world wide web!

370 children achieved the award and were presented with their certificates by Councillor Ann Brookes at the Presentation Night where children also received a commemorative pen courtesy of Babbacombe and St Marychurch Rotary Club.

2014-2015

2015 – 2016

The 12th Torbay Award Presentation saw over 200 Torbay Year 6 Students receive their Torbay Civic Award at a ceremony held at Torquay Boys Grammar School with certificates presented by councillor Ray Hill.

This year we were pleased to introduce a new school “Exminister Primary School” which is out first school outside of the Torbay area.

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2016 – 2017

The 13th Torbay and Civic Award Presentation signed off 275 Year 6 students from 15 Primary Schools. This year for the first time we renamed the award to the Torbay and Devon Civic Award due to the fact we had more Devon schools outside of Torbay joining us.

Instead of the normal one presentation for the first time we had two separate presentations.

The first presentation certificates were presented by Torbay Council Chair person Anne Brooks and the second presentation certificates were presented by Devon County Council Chairman Ray Radford.

2017 – 2018

This year we had 19 schools taking part! Growing bigger in Devon, we welcomed Gatehouse Primary Academy and Hazeldown Primary, and back in Torbay we added Warberry Academy, Ilsham Academy and Preston School.

Also, for the first time two home-educated students successfully completed the award. Numbers achieving the award rose to 287.

This year the Presentation Night was held at St Cuthbert Mayne School and. Once again, there were two separate presentation ceremonies. Pupils at the school acted as hosts for the night and certificates were presented by Councillor Caroline Chugg : the Chair of Devon County Council and Councillor Ian Doggett (Chair of Torbay Council)