Maths and Science Awards recognise top talent

5 November 2015

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GeoScienceStudents were nominated by their teachers to receive a Brock Maths and Science award at a glittering ceremony at the College on Tuesday 3 November.

Eleven students, who recently started their second year at Brock, won awards at the event, which celebrated skills across science and maths.

Some were nominated for their staggering 100% exam results, while others were nominated because they had overcome personal barriers to learning.

Each winner picked up a certificate and a popular text book to recognise their achievements.

The awards were handed out by Martin Symons, Operations Director and Natalie Lang, Research and Development Chemist, both from local firm GEO Specialist Chemicals UK LTD, which sponsored the event.

Maths and chemistry award winner George Downing, who is planning to study chemical engineering at university, said:  “I’m humbled to receive this award; it’s a big pat on the back. Brock was my first choice of college and I am very grateful for all the support I’ve been given.”

Martin Symons echoed the point about support, saying: “The healthy science and maths learning culture at Brock means we now have a rich pool of talent on our doorstep.

“I think there are some fantastic days ahead for STEM subjects at the College, especially given all the recent investment.”

Natalie Lang offered her advice to students about choosing their career paths.  She said: “Have a career path and a goal but don’t give up opportunities along the way because these might just help shape your future.”

Director of Curriculum Ann Johnson said: “Science and Maths are not easy subjects, so their achievements recognise the hard work and dedication that has got them to where they are.

“Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this event and thank you to our teachers for inspiring the next generation.”

The eleven students who received awards on the night and their courses:

Katie Knighton, Applied Science

Lewis Collins, Biology

Morwenna Grigg, Biology

Tom Price, Environmental Studies

Gigi Cheng, Chemistry

George Downing, Chemistry

Lucy Waterman, Geology

George Downing, Maths

Isaac Hadfield, Maths

Joseph Stretton, Maths

Sohaib Imran, Physics

Matthew Edwards, Physics