St Leonards has recognised the outstanding achievements of its pupils with the announcement of the School’s annual scholarships. The new scholars were announced at assembly on Tuesday 23 September, including for the first time scholarships for pipes and for drums, reflecting the success and popularity of the school’s pipe band.
A total of 20 students received awards for the excellence they have demonstrated in the fields of academia, art, drama, golf and sport. The Headmaster of St Leonards School, Dr Michael Carslaw, said, “The boys and girls deserve full credit for their outstanding achievements. I would encourage all of our pupils to cherish their individual talents and to aspire to excellence.”
Scholarship candidates at St Leonards are required to sit a range of tests and assessments and the standard required for an award is high. For instance, academic recipients are expected to be likely candidates for entry into Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities. Sports recipients are expected to be likely to gain, or have already gained, national or regional honours.
St Leonards is unusual in awarding Scholarships given continued excellence through the year. Therefore unsuccessful students this year have every opportunity to receive a Scholarship at a later date thus encouraging students to keep working towards their goals.
Academic Scholars: Iain McKechnie, Bernat Tortajada, Jozef Krska, James Fleming, Lucy Stewart, Judith Zuegel (not pictured). Art:Reece Ng, Rosa Doran, Mollie Kavanagh. Drama: Kim Whatmore, Jess Whatmore, Abby Oakey. Music: Anthony White, Flora Anderson, David Behrens, Ben Woolf. Piping: Hector Long. Drum: Harry Mercer. Sport: Jack Headon. Golf: Livia Plaumann