Headteacher’s Values Award Winner – Scarlet Hunter
The Headteacher’s Values Award was presented to Scarlet Hunter, in Year 7.
Scarlet was nominated by Miss Weir, who said: “Scarlet goes above and beyond every single lesson. She is always asking for extra work and how to improve on what she has done. Scarlet not only shows immense excellence in all her science lessons but demonstrates great independence. Scarlet brings in a book of science research that she has independently created to her lessons. She uses this to ask questions to deepen her understanding. Scarlet thinks ahead to what her next lessons must be and comes armed with what she has found out and questions that she has.
“We have been learning about variation and its causes. Scarlet has been researching this and is bringing to class GCSE standard knowledge. This is incredible for a Year 7 student. We were looking at attached and free earlobes as an example of variation. Scarlet then went home to talk about this. She researched the genetics of this and emailed over the bank holiday to tell me what she had found out. Scarlet also then did a survey of her family members at her own birthday party to look at who had which type of earlobe. Scarlet has told me about her findings and I have tasked her in creating a family tree to look at the inheritance of earlobes in her family. Scarlet is truly dedicated to learning and has a thirst for knowledge that is admirable. I see a future scientist in Scarlet.”