Year 12 Certificate Evening
We had a fantastic night for the Year 12 Certificate Evening last Friday.
Thank you to our Year 11 cohort from 2013-2018 who joined us in celebration last Friday, to collect their GCSE certificates and prizes.
We were privileged to have ex Our Lady's student Ese Akpojotor as our guest speaker. Ese is a self taught digital illustrator who focuses on highlighting women of colour in a positive way as well as highlighting body positivity. Last year, she set up her own art project for schools to celebrate historical black women.
Examples of Ese's Sheroes artwork.
To see more of Ese's incredible artwork, please click here.
David Buckland Award presented by Bernadette Clinton to Nana Ama
Nana Ama has always been a dedicated and talented student in Spanish. Her ability was noted in Year 9, when she would produce wonderful powerpoint presentations about school and holidays which would always take pride of place on the student display boards in the classroom. She would always know the answers to every question posed in class. When she chose to do A Level, the Spanish Department were delighted. Nana Ama would always go that extra mile to complete homework and develop her knowledge of Spanish culture and society. Her research on the life of President Pinochet for her A Level Speaking examination, truly demonstrated her passion for Spanish and the Spanish speaking world. It was a pleasure to listen to her discoveries and conclusions on his term in office whilst at the same time being in awe at her use of the subjunctive and her fluency in the language. Nana Ama’s involvement in UCL’s Near Peers programme further demonstrated her desire to learn more about the subject.
Nana Ama truly deserves this award. It will hopefully enable her to complete her studies in the field of social work, a profession in which, we are sure, she will be able to use her outstanding Spanish skills again with those who she supports. Whilst at Uni, her love for languages has not diminished as she is now learning French and has also joined the Hispanic Society. Well done, Nana Ama, you truly deserve the award.
Best Attainment and Progress
Service to the School Award
Ruth took an active role in all aspects of the School’s Servite Christmas Hamper project. She came during her morning breaks, lunch times and after school to help the RE department pack and wrap every box. She also encouraged the rest of her year group to be generous with their donations and time. Ruth’s positive engagement with this work exemplified Servite values and gave good witness to Christ’s call to put faith into action.
Sarah Crossan Literature Awards
Faith is a deserving winner of the Sarah Crossan award. Her performance last year, in both English Language and English Literature, was exceptional: she achieved level 9 in both subjects. These outstanding results were particularly impressive given that Faith, through no fault of her own, had missed a lot of schooling. She never complained about this and always caught up, producing work of the highest standard. When she was awarded a prize in the International Women’s Day Literacy Competition held in school, the judge, a Hackney poet, Amelia Grant, said that she was moved by the ‘sheer beauty of her words’. Faith certainly has a talent for creative writing, a gift she will, hopefully, nurture in the future.
For more pictures of the evening please click here.