An evening of celebrations was enjoyed at Loughborough Amherst last month at the school’s second annual HAPPs (High Academic Potential Pupils) Dinner and Presentation Evening.
The special event is held to recognise and showcase the independent research of the pupils in the programme and is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated events on the Amherst calendar.
This year’s event proved to be even more special than the last featuring presentations from both the Prep and Senior Schools. The presentations were truly inspiring, and covered a wide range of topics, from the history of fashion to seashells, from The Windrush Scandal to the cellular mechanisms of senescence. The pupils spoke with clear passion and intelligence, taking questions from parents, teachers and governors.
In addition to the presentations, the evening also featured a delicious dinner for Prep and Senior School pupils, as well as a talk from special guest and Alumna Dr Hutchinson (Our Lady’s Convent School 2005), who spoke about her time in the school.
Marc Vastenavondt, Head of Sixth Form said: “The event was testament to Amherst’s drive for academic excellence which nurtures and develops the whole student; from helping hone communications skills to support in presenting to a wide and varied audience. It was a fantastic evening filled with delicious food, inspiring presentations, and a wonderful sense of community. Well done to all involved!”