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Brilliant Club Success

Posted at 11:45 am on 6th March, 2018

Graduation Ceremony at Sheffield University for Brilliant Club Scholars

On Saturday 3rd February, Brilliant Club students, parents and carers travelled to Sheffield University for the Brilliant Club Graduation ceremony.

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Supported by Principal, Miss Wicks, and Brilliant Club Leader, Miss Niebel, the Year 9 and 10 scholars were invited to celebrate their achievements as part of the Brilliant Club.

Well done to students: Oliver Reilley, Henry Brown, Leo Pettecrew, George Dickinson, Tyler Butterfield, Finlay Byers, Anton Anderson, Bailey Croller, Jabin Choularten-Newton, Shah Ahmed, Adam Ali and Alfie Betteridge.

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Miss Niebel, Leader of Creative Technologies, said:

“It was an inspirational and proud day for Wellacre students, who have worked incredibly hard over the last four months studying at one key stage above their current level on the subject of radioactivity!”

Students successes were outstanding with special commendations to Jabin Choularten-Newton, Adam Ali, Henry Brown and Anton Anderson who all achieved a 1st.

Leo Pettecrew, Year 9, was invited to present an abstract from his thesis at the event in front of several schools, visitors, lecturers, parents and carers.

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Miss Wicks, Principal, added:

“Leo presented with such confidence, that it was clear that the scholars programme had made a positive impact on his progress and enjoyment of the subject matter. Congratulations to Leo and those achieving a remarkable 1st in their assignments.  We are immensely proud of all the Brilliant Club students and for the superb results they achieved.”

The scholars programme, part of the Brilliant Club, assigns students a tutor to engage and inspire them.  Wellacre students have been attending lectures at school by their PHD tutor Dr Robert Worth, who has encouraged our young scientists to explore the topic of radioactivity.  The students are then tasked with completing a 2000-word assignment.

Leo Pettecrew, Year 9, said:

'Before the Brilliant Club course started, I had no understanding of nuclear power or nuclear physics. However, the course has left me with a tremendous amount of knowledge, which I am very grateful for.”

Dr Robert Worth, Phd tutor said:

“I hope this whole process has been beneficial for Wellacre students! I've certainly enjoyed it. I really am pleased that they enjoyed the programme. They've all come a long way in a very short amount of time!”