Cellesce has sponsored 2 awards for “Science and Innovation” for pupils of Cardiff West Community High School. The recipients were nominated by their teachers to recognise their diligence, application and enthusiasm for science during a very difficult year. The awards shine a spotlight on those pupils whose enquiring minds, desire for understanding and dedication to their work, align with Cellesce’s standards of excellence. We are very happy that the school has highlighted these individuals to celebrate their achievements and we congratulate them on their success.
The awards were presented at an “Evening of Celebration” on Thursday 7th July 2022. Jason Mohammed, star of radio and television (and an alumnus of the school that was previously known as the Glyn Derw High School) gave an inspiring and motivational welcome speech. He used Mohammed Ali’s famous quote that includes the line “the will must be stronger than the skill” and encouraged the students to work hard towards their dreams.
The inaugural winner of the Key Stage 3 award (ages 11-14) was Jana Deeb. Her teacher described her as “an extremely conscientious student who completes all her work to a high standard with extra work at home. Jana goes above and beyond in terms of the amount of effort she puts into her science classes. She never accepts anything at face value and always needs further detail and clarification”. Her achievement is even more impressive considering that English is not her first language.
The winner of the Key Stage 4 award (ages 14 – 16) was Cameron Marchant for his natural ability in science and hard work at school and at home. He was described as a high achiever who participated fully in the lessons.
There were many other prize winners for excellence in specific subjects, pastoral and community work, achievement in sport and the performance arts. Rhys Priestland, the Cardiff Blues and Wales rugby player was at the event to present the Admiral “CREATE YOUR WORLD” awards.
Cellesce is committed to promoting and encouraging students to study the STEM disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, to help address the current skills shortage in these areas in the UK.