Loreto College Students: Outstanding and Unique
Loreto College seeks to offer all of its students an outstanding and unique experience in their time with us. Our aim is to ensure that all students achieve their potential and beyond, below are some students who have done just that…
Dick Camplin Awards
The Dick Camplin Award is exclusively awarded to students from Loreto College. It is awarded in the memory of Dick Camplin who had a lifelong commitment to education, to assist students financially whilst they are at university.
Dick Camplin scholars for 2016 are:- Byan Abu Dakke, Shereef Adewale, Leyah Agathogli, Akuma Asad, Francesca Barnes, Qasim Benelhag, Jay Carroll, Jessica Jackson, Kes McNicholas, Nabihah Malik, Mi riam Midi, Maisie Palmer, Jamie Sesay
Loreto has a strong tradition of sporting excellence across a wide range of disciplines. Sporting achievement is celebrated throughout the year and recognised formally at the Sports Presentation Evening, held annually. This year’s outstanding sports men and women are:
Basketball Academy Men – Kaiyem Cleary
Basketball Academy Women – Gina Brierley
Basketball Second Team Men – Daniel Garvey
Netball – Courtney Bain
Football 1st Team – Felix Kabutey
Football 2nd Team – Beloved Ogundipe
Women’s Football – Deesha Ferguson
Cambridge Chemistry Challenge
A group of Lower 6th students nominated by their chemistry teachers took part in this year’s Cambridge Chemistry Challenge. The challenge takes the form of an extremely demanding 90 minute exam designed to stretch and challenge the brightest students. Themes for the questions are drawn from areas of cutting edge research in industry and academia and require students to use their creative problem solving skills and powers of logical deduction to solve problems far beyond what is expected of them at AS level. This year 40 students took the challenge and 34 achieved an award. Gold awards went to Lucy Allington,
The Chemistry Olympiad
Loreto students volunteered to take part in the International Chemistry Olympiad and performed well against the top 6% of A-level Chemistry students throughout the country. They were faced with hard problem-solving style questions, which go beyond their own chemistry syllabus, in a fiendish two hour examination immediately after their mock exams. This paper involved complex calculations and a variety of unfamiliar scenarios which stretched our students to think impulsively and logically. The results were once again absolutely fantastic with a range of Silver and Bronze awards. Our top student, Fergal Hanna, who is off to Cambridge to study Natural Sciences, was just half a mark away from the coveted Gold award.
ESRC Photography Competition winner
AS Photography student Kiya Jordan was delighted to be declared the winner of her category in a competition set by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council). The brief was to take a photograph showing how you see the world around you from a social science perspective.
The competition offered five diverse categories. There were over 850 entries in total. Sophie Batterbury, who is the Picture Editor of The Independent on Sunday, was one of thejudges on the panel. Kiya attended the private view and awards eventat the Espacio Gallery in London, alongwith her photography tutor and her mother. She was delighted to receive a very impressive award, certificate and a voucher.
This has been a very successful year for students completing the UK Maths Challenge at Loreto. The challenge is a series of high level and thought provoking maths questions, designed to test students in difficult and unexpected ways. Loreto students received six Gold awards, 38 Silver and 57 Bronze. Five of the Loreto students who were awarded a gold certificate were also invited to take part in the follow-on “Senior Kangaroo” maths competition. Well done everyone!
Micro Tyco Business Challenge
Seven Loreto students who took part in the Micro Tyco challenge have been successful and have been selected to join Deloitte this Summer on their ASPIRE work experience programme. The deserving students, a combination of AS and A2, are: Shahryar Akhter, Thandolwenkosi Dube, Chiedza Kadungure, Abdirahman Mohamed, Jaisal Parmar, Hassan Soyan and Ronan Treanor.
This represents an exceptional achievement as there were only 200 places available and thousands of students took part in the challenge from different schools/colleges across the country.