All smiles as year two pupils. Pictures: Paul Tibbs

Nelson Academy has held two diploma certificate ceremonies to celebrate the outstanding work of pupils in years two and six.

Staff, family and friends attended the event, held in the lecture theatre of the University Centre at the College of West Anglia in King’s Lynn.

The Eastern Multi-Academy Trust aims to inspire the younger generation to look ahead and start dreaming big for their futures by encouraging pupils’ academic development through praise.

Duncan Ramsey, chief executive of the trust, presented the certificates and told the audience: “It’s fantastic to see so many mums, dads and even grandparents here supporting our pupils. We hope that you (the children) will work just as hard next year and the year after and that you are really proud of your achievements.”

Students received diploma certificates for achieving the good or outstanding progress in reading, writing and maths.

The ceremony was also a chance to celebrate the year six children and say farewell before they start high school in September.

Addressing the leavers, Dr Ramsey said: “Your school is one of the best in Norfolk and it’s all because of you. You should be very proud of yourselves and teachers.”

Principal Sarah Wilson added: “The children have all worked incredibly hard this year, they have shown great determination and resilience with their learning and in return they have all made either good or outstanding academic progress.

“I am incredibly proud of all the children and the staff who have worked tirelessly to support them throughout the year.”

Year six pupils, below, from Nelson Academy show-off their awards. Picture: Paul Tibbs