Alumni Association Member Profiles

Ralph Whitworth

My World Class journey began when I was invited to the 2018 World Class Schools Symposium. It was a great experience for me and I learnt loads about how World Class can bring new people together and teach you important lessons about how to learn. I was inspired to continue my World Class journey and signed up to be on the video team on my Spanish exchange trip, helping my exchange school Europa International College in Seville to become one of the first exchange schools to achieve accreditation, and proudly featuring in the video itself. Since then I have been inspired to take the initiative in many other aspects of life, becoming a SATs tutor and aspiring to take on bigger roles in my school such as joining the Student Leadership Team and setting up an AI development club.

Ralph Whitworth, pupil at Sandringham School, Alumni 2018

I have just finished A Levels in French, Spanish and English Literature and received an unconditional offer from the University of Birmingham, where I will be going in September to study Modern Languages.

Olivia Brown, Ivybridge Community College

Olivia was instrumental in event managing the 2016/17 awards ceremonies.

Olivia supporting the WCSQM Award Ceremony in 2017, Cambridge University

I am currently studying my A levels (maths physics and economics) but have recently started to follow my dream of flying and have begun my flight training to become a commercial heli pilot. Thank you for all of the opportunities you have provided for me.

Peter Bull, Ivybridge Community College

Peter helped coordinate the 2017 WCSQM Awards Ceremony:

Peter in helicopter

I recently organised and completed a 32 Mile walk across Dartmoor to raise money and awareness for a new local charity called Luna's fund.Next year I will be entering year 13 and my last year at Ivybridge community college, in the autumn I will be applying to study Chemical engineering, my aspirations lie with Oxford but also Surrey, Southampton and Bath. I will be drawing on my experiences with World Class Schools to demonstrate the transferable skills I have learnt such as communication and responsibility. It is a privilege to be part of the World Class Alumni, and I would love the opportunity to continue working with you as I leave Ivybridge and embark on university.

Ben Conroy, Ivybridge, Alumni 2017.

Ben Conroy

I'm 14 years old, and was lucky enough to be nominated by my school, Forest Gate Community School in Newham, when we applied for accreditation last year, when I was in Year 9. I was delighted to accept the award last December and really enjoyed the whole process. My parents are very proud of the hard work I put in to being the best I can at everything I try to do, which has helped me with my role on the Student Council, and helped me to achieve the 'Best in the School' certificate for the UK Bebras Challenge in 2017, the Jack Petchey Award in 2017 and the Silver in the UKMT Maths Challenge in Year 8 and Bronze in Year 7. I'm also proud to have been in the winning team taking home the Primary Debate Mate Cup in 2016, which was featured in the local paper. I'm always looking for ways to excel, and being involved in World Class has really helped me to do that. I'm very proud to be part of the Alumni Association.

Hamza Akbar, 14, Forest Gate Community Challenge, Alumni 2017

Hamza Akbar

If you have worked with WCSQM as part of your school's accreditation, or at a WCSQM event and you would like to join the Alumni Association, please get in touch. Although all World Class students are eligible to join, we need your consent to add you to our network.

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