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GC Student Wins Science Award in Memory of Forest Teacher

5 January 2017

A Gloucestershire College student, who completed his A Levels at the Forest Sixth Form in 2016, has been awarded the Quayle Science Prize.

Oliver Hopkins-Phillips from Lydney, was selected to receive the £400 prize for his commitment and perseverance to his A Level studies. He achieved A Level passes in Environmental Science and Photography, as well as achieving a Level 3 Diploma in IT.

Oliver was nominated for the award by GC Environmental Science lecturer, Tracy Lambert. She said: “Oliver was a focused, motivated and conscientious GC student, whose attendance was excellent and who met every deadline.

“He overcame challenges with determination and worked hard to achieve his predicted grades. This was particularly evident in his second year when he grew into a mature and confident young man.”

The former Lakers School student is now employed as a Transport Planning Technician at engineering company, CH2M.

The Quayle Science Prize is awarded annually by Forest of Dean based charity, The Bell’s Foundation. The prize is given in memory of Mr G Quayle, a well-respected science teacher who taught at both Bell’s Grammar School and the Royal Forest of Dean Grammar School during his 30 year career. These schools eventually became what is now known as Lakers School, therefore the selection criteria for the award requires that students come from Lakers.

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