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28th Sep

Old Waconian Awards 2016

Cheadle Hulme School are thrilled to announce the 2016 recipients of the Old Waconians Awards, presented at the Annual Celebration of Cheadle Hulme School at the Bridgewater Hall in September.


Dr Olayinka Koso-Thomas, Class of 1954

Distinguished Old Waconian Award


Dr Koso-Thomas is the definition of inspiration – her work in the challenging field of Female Genital Mutilation is ground-breaking and is changing lives.

Throughout her career she has been recognised by numerous distinguished international bodies and was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the National Autonomous University of Mexico. The King of Spain presented her with the ‘Prince of Asturias’ award for pioneering work.

We are proud that she is a part of the CHS community and thrilled that she accepted this award.

This is a pleasant surprise for which I am grateful. I have had other awards in the past, but will treasure this above all others.” – Dr Olayinka Koso-Thomas

Made From Manchester

Callum Ballantine, Zach Sadri, Jonny Green, Samir Kamani, Jamie Gray, Luke Grimshaw, Alice Needham and Matthew Heath, Class of 2014


Young Alumni Award


The Young Alumni Award was presented to the team of outstanding Old Waconians behind the Made from Manchester charitable initiative who have shown what amazing things can be achieved by working together.

Founded by Callum Ballantine and his friends, the group have raised over £200,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust to provide support and comfort for teenagers facing cancer.

Callum sadly lost his battle against cancer in December but his ambition and determination to make a difference lives on through this group of Old Waconians and his family.  

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