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President Kennedy School Students are ‘A Tour de Force’ at the World Class Schools Awards

Congratulations to the students of President Kennedy School who performed so impressively at this year’s World Class Schools Quality Mark Awards on 18th March. The Awards Ceremony acknowledged and recognised the achievements and World Class characteristics of students throughout the UK during a year of lockdown.

Of the sixteen students nationally, that received ‘Student of the Month’ commendations three attend President Kennedy School – a highly significant achievement. These students are:

Gracie Rolinson, Year 9, President Kennedy School
Abshara Piratheeban, Year 8, President Kennedy School

Zishan Farooq, Year 7, President Kennedy School

In addition, two students outcompeted a national field to win first place and third place in the WCSQM essay writing competition:

1st Place: Caitlin Hoyle, Year 10, President Kennedy School

3rd Place: Grace Rolinson, Year 9, President Kennedy School

The Awards “celebrate and reward the World Class young people who despite the challenges they have faced, have shown incredible resilience, positivity and a willingness to adapt to change, in a way that gives us all hope for the future.” Miranda Perry, Director, WCSQM commented, “what a tour de force for PKS! Congratulations!”

In a press release, Miranda added, “Undoubtedly our young people have suffered negative effects from the pandemic that put them at risk of reduced life chances.  However, we have been heartened and humbled by how our students around the world have thrived and flourished in these straitened times, because of their World Class characteristics. We are proud to celebrate their achievements and we hope that by sharing their stories they will inspire a generation of young people dedicated to becoming not just World Class students, but World Class citizens.” Miranda Perry, Director, WCSQM

Please follow this link NOW to view further information and a video at the annual WCSQM Awards Ceremony (available for the foreseeable future). 

Click Here for the WCSQM press release.