Year 9 student, Sam Honeybone has seen his hard work pay off for him after he was recently awarded the Trinity Exhibition Award from Trinity College London.
The award, which has never been won by anyone from Doncaster before, was given to Sam for achieving one of the highest scores across the UK and Ireland in his grade 7 recorder exam.
The award was given at this year’s William Appleby Awards Ceremony where Sam was presented with his certificate and £50 prize money.
Sam, 13, said, “I was really pleased to be given this award. I thought I was just going to be performing at the ceremony, my parents decided to keep the award as a surprise for me on the evening, so it came as a real shock.”
Director of Music, Mr Cadman, said, “It is wonderful to see Sam’s talent recognised in this way. He works extremely hard honing his craft, so it is no surprise to find that he is one of the best in the UK and Ireland. We are very proud of his achievements.”