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Lower School Stars

This week we have been delighted to celebrate the achievements of two of our Lower School pupils. 

Firstly, Grace has been commended as one of the winners of the UK Space Agency’s ‘SatelLife Competition 2019’. The competition offers young people expert advice and a share of £50,000 for their ideas about how satellites could improve life on Earth. The competition was open for individuals and teams to submit innovative proposals that have the potential to use data collected in space, to benefit Earth, and Grace was one of ten winners!

Grace previously entered the competition last year and, with the feedback she was given, she returned this year having refined her prototype. The funding Grace has won will allow her to develop her prototype further and she will be visiting the satellite base in Oxford at the end of June for a tour and to submit her prototype to a board of ‘dragons’.

Following the announcement of the winners, Grace was interviewed on BBC Radio London with Vanessa Feltz. Click here to listen to the recording (relevant feature plays at approximately 37 minutes). 

Another star of Lower School this term has been Alexandra, who has actively involved herself in the recruitment of Paediatric Nurses at St George’s Hospital. Alexandra enlisted as a member of a panel interviewing prospective paediatric nurses and was commended by the matron for how well she performed on the panel.

St George’s Hospital often involves pupils from several different schools, to aid the interview process of their newly qualified nurses. Alexandra worked with two other pupils in conducting a communication exercise and interviewing prospective nursing candidates individually, asking up to three questions of their own choice.

Alexandra chose to do this on a voluntary basis, and was highly commended by the Nursing Matron: “We were delighted to have Alexandra. She was an asset to our panel and showed great levels of enthusiasm, competence, and interest in the process.”

Mr Harvey, Head of Lower School said: 'We are incredibly proud of the hard work and effort that Grace and Alexandra have put into their different projects and it is absolutely right that they have been duly rewarded for their excellent contributions. It is lovely to hear of Lower School pupils making a difference in the community and I would like to add my congratulations.'