Headteacher’s Values Award Winner – Mereseini Baleilekutu
The Headteacher’s Values Award was presented to Mereseini Baleilekutu in Year 7. Mereseini was nominated by Dr Scott, who said: “Mereseini has, from the start of the year, shown a keen interest in History. Her interest has never wavered and for an assignment on ‘Castles’ she produced a model she had constructed to give a 3D option to demonstrate a castle’s features.
“This was not the end of her initiative, however. During lockdown, Mereseini went above and beyond to produce a detailed model together with illustrations and explanations of the ‘Magna Carta’. To complete such a task shows absolute creativity and excellence in its production but I feel that she has done more than that. She shows us all that even under the awful constraints placed upon children from lockdown, that ability to keep going and give of one’s best is possible with determination and resilience. In her words: ‘So for this project I am going to build this. It might sound crazy but…I love history and I will go overboard for it. And I love crafting as well.’ I’m so glad you did, Mereseini, you made my day.’ Well done Mereseini.”