Praise for hardworking students in the Principal’s Commendations

Students who have excelled in their studies or contributed to the College through supporting others or helping out with activities were praised by Principal Jonathan Prest at his lunchtime Commendation event.

“We have been impressed by your attitude and approach to your studies,” he told them. “When you put more into life, you get more out in terms of satisfaction, pleasure and success. Thank you all for making a difference at Barton Peveril.”

Teachers nominated the students who had gone the extra mile, the young people received a certificate and Barton Peveril mug to thank them for their efforts.

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Economics students Callum Ward (from Wyvern College), Matt Jones (from Brookfield Community School) and Harry Carter (from The Gregg School) helped out at open evenings and supported students at Tuesday catch-up sessions.

Nathan Oldbury was honoured for his services to learning support and represented students at interviews for new members of staff.

Lauren Mackenzie (from Cantell School) is studying Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics. “I was nominated for helping out at an open evening and demonstrating how to calculate Pi in three different ways. I’m also captain of the girls hockey team and we play most weeks. I enjoy studying here, there’s a nice atmosphere and staff and students are very supportive.”

George Ockwell (from Romsey School) was nominated by Daniel Jones, subject leader for sport. “I’m captain of the elite team in football and play for Hampshire under 18s, I also coach the Eastleigh and Winchester schools football teams. I’m planning to study sports and exercise science at university after my A levels in English language and literature, PE and Early History.”

Niraj Savjani (from Regents Park Community College) is Chair of the Economics Society. “I enjoy economics because it applies maths to real world problems. I’m taking Business Studies A level as well as Economics and Maths and would like to work in the stock market after university.”

Sean Burchett (from Crestwood College) was nominated for his skills in maths. “I enjoy taking part in the International Maths Challenge because it encourages you to tackle maths problems in a creative way. I’m also studying Computer Science, Physics and History and want to go on to study American Studies and History at university.”

Xavier Gaida (from Hounsdown School) is studying Maths, Physics and Product Design and was nominated because he helps students at the maths hub who are struggling with the subject. “When I started my A levels I found maths challenging and benefited from one-to-one support. Now I want to give something back by helping others in my turn.”

Jazmin Johnson (Crofton School), Lauren Scudder (Noadswood School), Katie Chalk (Romsey School) and Jessica Jeffery (Woodlands Community College) all study English and were nominated for their hard work and interest in the subject. “Our teacher Tom Voaden makes lessons interesting and we read a wide range of books,” says Lauren. “In English extension classes we get to read works as diverse as Keats’ poetry, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Paradise Lost.”

The full list of award winners for Autumn 2017 can be found HERE

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