A BUDDING ballerina is keeping her colleagues on their toes after becoming an academy's outstanding student of the year.
Courtney Green was awarded the annual accolade as Trinity Academy, Thorne, celebrated student achievement and endeavour.
The 14-year-old, of Moorends, has been dancing since she was five and has high hopes one day of joining the Royal Ballet.
She has already received two dance scholarships and has excelled in everything from her academic work to cross country.
"I just love performing and enjoy all types of dance," she said. "I was really shocked to win and very pleased. I think my friends had their suspicions as the teachers kept asking them questions about me. My parents were thrilled, in fact my mum jumped out of her seat."
Courtney's honour was among a host of prizes presented at the academy's annual awards ceremony. The House Cup this year went to Shepherds.
Trinity Academy principal Ian Brew told students: "You have had a brilliant year and today is about celebrating the success of all our students.
"The Olympic Games is about patience, perseverance and determination and all of our children have run their own race. They may not all get prizes but they have all got there showing that if you are determined enough you will achieve your goals."
A packed audience of students, family and friends were treated to entertainment, including singing, dancing and interviews with some of the academy's rising stars.
Main award winners:
Sportswoman of the Year: Yasmin Mosby
Sportsman of the Year: Jordan Linley
The Special Lecture Award: Zoe Simmonds
The Academy Drama Bowl: Robin Coe
Musician of the Year: Shaun Nohilly
Alumni Award: Timothy Watkins
Megan Hennessey Prize for Art: Jessica Forshaw
Duke of Edinburgh Awards: Hannah Fawcett, Emily Harbottle, Jaimie Hill
Victrix Ludorum: Francesca Middleton, Ellie Bailey, Kealy Guest and Emily Hodgson
Victor Ludorum: Owen Blake, Quinn Leggott, Kieran Wood and Cameron Jones.