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CBA Senate Receives Award

THE CBA Senate’s achievement of being the first student council in Northamptonshire to reach Platinum status was officially recognised yesterday.

Students Nicole Parsons (Year 10) and Connor Wilson (Year 12) went along to the ceremony held at the Northampton Saint's ground Franklin's Gardens in Northampton.

The senate is now only one of two schools in the country to hold the honour, and was asked to give a presentation yesterday, outlining how the Senate works and why it is successful.

The award for Platinum status was given by Northamptonshire County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for Children and Young People Andrew Grant, who made reference to his experience of seeing the Senate working at first hand when he spent a day at CBA last year as part of the national Councillor Back To School Day.

He said: "I was really impressed by the ideas that flowed in the Senate meting and some of them I even took back to my workplace."

The Senate representatives were accompanied by Corby Mayor Mary Butcher and travelled to the event in the Mayor's official car.

Cllr Butcher said: "It is fantastic to see where the Senate has come from at its beginnings just two years ago. Their work is an inspiration to all other secondary schools."

Nicole Parsons also received a certificate for her nomination in the Outstanding Council Member category.