On Wednesday 5 February Wendy Flint (Head of Sixth Form) and Kathryn Makepeace (Head of English) travelled to London for the presentation of the Lexden Prize to Megan.
The Lexden prize celebrates the achievement of sixth formers; achievement and education are considered in the broadest sense, definitely not just academic.
The entry process has three parts: a short nomination from the ISA Member, a personal statement by the nominee and a sample piece of assessed written work.
Megan was greeted at the House of Lords by Neil Roskilly (ISA CEO) and Lord Lexden (ISA President) and was given a tour of the building and an outline of the schedule for the day.
Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Wendy Flint said: “We were then treated to a seat in the gallery above the Chambers where the Peers were debating various questions. We all agreed that this was absolutely fascinating! After this, we moved to a private room where the official presentation took place. I think it was at this stage that Megan started to realise what an amazing achievement it was for her to win.”
Finally, Megan and her two teachers went to the tea-room where they were treated to a delicious afternoon tea and were able to have informal discussions about the award, the House of Lords, and the day in general.
Mrs Flint added: “Everyone made us feel very welcome and we all left feeling extremely privileged. Well done Megan!”
Kingsley Headmaster, Mr Pete Last said: “We are absolutely delighted for Megan and very proud of her. I am sure she had a truly memorable day being presented with this coveted national award at the House of Lords.”