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Inspirational Celebrities Lined Up For TMAT Student Awards Nights

Legendary Cricketer Michael Vaughan, who will visit Louth Academy for its first ever Awards Night in October.


Inspirational celebrity speakers from all walks of life will be guests of honour at Tollbar Multi Academy Trust's Annual Presentation Evenings for students this autumn.

Steve Cram CBE is a British retired track and field athlete. Along with fellow Britons Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett, he was one of the world's dominant middle distance runners during the 1980s and now regularly commentates on TV and radio Athletics coverage.

Cram will visit Tollbar Academy to meet with students and tour its Sports facilities on Thursday October 17, before handing out awards and making a speech at the Academy's Awards Night at Grimsby Auditorium.

BBC Countryfile and former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton, is also an all-round dare-devil, having walked a 500ft-long high wire at Battersea Power Station in London for charity and kayaked over 2018 miles down the Amazon River, breaking two Guinness World Records. Helen has also worked on London 2012 and Rio 2016, as well as presenting the World, Commonwealth and European Swimming Championships. Most recently Helen has reported on numerous occasions for ITV's topical magazine programme Tonight.

Helen will tour Somercotes Academy on Friday October 4, before speaking to guests and handing out awards at its Presentation Evening at Louth Town Hall.

Former England Cricket Captain Michael Vaughan OBE will visit Louth Academy to meet students and tour the facilities before being guest of honour at its first ever Presentation Evening, on Friday October 11 at Louth Town Hall.

Vaughan is probably best remembered for England's 2005 Ashes win, 18 years after having last won the trophy. He will give an inspirational speech to students and parents at the event, no doubt touching on his sensational career.

Cleethorpes Academy students are in for a treat when former JLS singer JB Gill tours the Academy on Wednesday October 16 before making a speech and handing out awards at the Academy's Presentation Evening at Grimsby Auditorium.

Jonathan Benjamin "JB" Gill is an English singer and more recently a committed farmer. He is best known as a former member of boy band JLS, who came second on The X Factor in 2008. They went on to have five number-one singles and sold over 10 million records worldwide before disbanding in December 2013. He now runs his own farm and presents the BBC's Songs of Praise and CBeebies children's show Down On The Farm.

David Hampson OBE, Chief Executive of Tollbar Multi Academy Trust, said: "Students put in a lot of hard work over the course of a year and as an Academy we feel it is important to recognise this. A formal Presentation Evening with an inspirational speaker to present the awards will, I am sure, be a fantastic reward for their achievements."


Athlete and TV presenter Steve Cram, who will present the awards at Tollbar Academy's Presentation Evening in October.


JB Gill - former JLS singer and now TV presenter and farmer - will present the awards at Cleethorpes Academy's Presentation Evening.


Former Blue Peter presenter and dare-devil charity worker Helen Skelton, who will visit Somercotes Academy in October for its Awards Night.

Tollbar MAT Chairman

Philip Bond

Tollbar MAT Chief Executive

David J Hampson OBE, BSc, BA.