The audience was treated to presentations on a variety of themes: Rosie Landon discussed the theme of Inspiration; Alex Goldie attempted to cast a light into the Deep Web; Lachlan Chavasse posed the question ‘Why Do We Obey Orders?’ Hope Holmes looked into the world of the catwalk model in her presentation entitled ‘Reaching the Runway’; Bree Livesey examined our attitudes to disability; Olivia Andrew assessed the impact of Nelson Mandela on the South Africa of today; Frances Campbell looked closely at the expressiveness of our hands; Anusha Rao asked ‘Why Do We Have Leaders?’, and Sam Harding set out to determine the best structure for the Jubilee Bridge.
The Headmaster’s Award allows 2nd and 3rd year pupils to explore areas of interest that they would not normally cover within school curriculum. The students involved in the scheme researched their chosen topic and produced an essay or even a physical artefact with the help and guidance staff and sixth form mentors.
“It was evident that the student’s had really benefitted from taking part in the process and the quality of the presentations was outstanding. The pilot group have certainly set the bar very high for future participants!” said Mrs Cunningham.