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 2018 are:- Hannah Ainsworth, Lyonna Bonitto, Grace Buadi, Sarah Gunnery, Andrew Harrison, Hiba Hussain, Sahar Sayyed, Sadia Sheeraz, Neel Vyas , Nirali Vyas
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:
Men’s Basketball Academy – Michael Anumba
Women’s Basketball Academy – Chloe Andrew
Men’s Basketball 2nd Team – Evan Kalombo
Men’s Football – Kieran McKeown
Women’s Football – Megan Rowley
Netball – Macala Russell
Fairtrain Gold Standard Award
For the 4th year running the Pathways Department have been awarded the Fairtrain Gold Standard award for their work placements. The award recognises the high quality work placements and recording systems that the department support and implement.
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, Sarah gunnery got a Gold award, in teh top 8% of Chemistry student in England! She is who is off to Imperial College London to study Chemical Engineering.
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 8 Gold awards, 32 Silver and 30 Bronze. Seven 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
Three 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 are:
- Mekio Singh
- Dahabo Musa’ad
- Murshed Ali
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.