A Night That Made You Feel Proud Of Rayleigh

Last Thursday’s Annual Town Meeting at Sweyne Park School was a great success – the kind of evening that fills you with optimism.

The meeting was essentially in two parts. First of all, a talk by the head of the school, Andy Hodgkinson. After that came the presentation of awards and certificate to a wide variety of local individuals , teams, and organisations.

It would be great to write about them all here – there were some impressive winners, such as the Fitzwimarc team who represented the UK in the world school athletics championships- but we don’t have the background notes to do everyone justice. But the two main awards were as follows : the Chairman’s Award for 2014 went to the Mushroom Theatre Company , and the Citizen of the Year was Mike Davies of Rayleigh Through The Looking Glass.