HTHA Awards Evening 2024 at Hull Minster

The award ceremony was presented by Iain Butterworth, Chairman of Humber Marine & Renewables. It was presided with The Lord Mayor of Kingston-Upon-Hull, Councillor Collinson and the Brethren of Hull Trinity House, along with the Master Warden of Hull Trinity House, Captain Gamble.

The three men gave emotive speeches to the students and parents throughout the night, with Mr Butterworth providing an insight into careers in Maritime, Councillor Collinson providing a passioned retelling of Malala’s story and a child’s right to education, and Captain Gamble recounting attending his awards day as a former student at Hull Trinity House Navigation School, 63 years ago and showcasing to the audience his marine parallel ruler prize he still had after all those years.

The night’s speeches were wrapped up by Principal Daniel Flack, acknowledging how this year’s students were the first cohort to have been taught at the new Beverley Road location, the continuing of the school’s 237 years of traditions and how the academy consistently challenges the students to be best that they can be.

We also awarded our distinguished service and qualities awards, highlighting those students that have shown absolute dedication to their studies, helped their communities and overcome adversities. Notable prize winners were A. Burla for Commander Stanley Marshall Prize for Academic Excellence, C. Marfo for the Nigel Wilcock Prize for Achievement Over Adversity and A. Foster awarded the Hull Trinity House Prize for Academy Captain, also having his name engraved into the Le Boutillier Shield along with past School Captains.

We had two new award categories available this year, the Felix Jackson Prize for Courage, awarded to F. Jackson himself, and the Tom Danby Memorial Prize for Creative Excellence, awarded to T. Barr.

We are immensely proud of our student’s achievements this past year, setting an unprecedented high bar for next year’s awards, and we look forward to GCSE Results Day in August, knowing how focused Year 11 have been studying this year.

The Hull Minster was a fantastic back drop for the Awards Evening, with refreshments available to counter the warm, summer evening and staff on-hand that the Academy would like to thank.

Professional photographs of the evening are available at