Top marks for girls as school stays on a High

GIRLS heard how to succeed at science at Sheffield High School's annual Prize Giving evening at the Octagon.

Tuesday, 25th September 2007, 12:33 pm
Updated Friday, 28th September 2007, 8:16 am

Guest speaker was Marie Noelle Barton, the former director of the organisation Wise - Women Into Science and Engineering.

Wise seeks to encourage more young women to seek careers in scientific fields after studying sciences at university.

Also present at the ceremony was the Lord Mayor, Coun Arthur Dunworth, the Lady Mayoress and Master Cutler Alan Reid.

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"We were again the top school in Yorkshire in many areas," said headteacher Valerie Dunsford.

"Bucking the national trend, we have many girls interested in careers in science and engineering."

Among the prize winners was head girl Juliet Carlisle, 17, who received an academic prize for outstanding results. She also collected the trophy for Best Managing Director from the Yorkshire Young Enterprise awards as well as the trophy for Under 18 Yorkshire badminton champions on behalf of the school team.

Shrita Lakhani, 16, took one of the top five marks in the country in two subjects in her GCSEs and received three awards including gold from the National Maths Challenge.

Fourteen-year-old Alexandra Duesbury received an early GCSE in German and was congratulated on her achievement of taking one of the top five marks in the country. Also receiving top prizes were Katherine Wensley, Lauren Potter and Natalie Chan-Lam.

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