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Stateside opportunity awaits Livy
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A Pembrokeshire College A-level student, Livy Collins, has been recognised for her academic prowess with an opportunity to participate in the Sutton Trust Summer School in the USA this summer.
The trust was founded in 1997 by Chairman Sir Peter Lampl to improve social mobility through education. The Sutton Trust has funded over 200 programmes, such as the summer school initiative, offering gifted children a taste of university life.
The programme that Livy is taking part in is centred around a one week summer school at the prestigious Yale University, with introductory events and application support in the UK before and after. The programme provides participants with a wide range of activities to help them make the right decisions about higher education and will be delivered in partnership with UK/US Fulbright Scholarship.
After gaining exceptional GCSE exam results, Livy won a Pembrokeshire College STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) scholarship, receiving £2,000 over a two-year study period. Head of Student Support Maxine Thomas, commented, “ Livy has tremendous potential, she is an outstanding student and a lovely young woman, who uses all the opportunities that are available to her.” Livy also participates in the Gifted & Talented programme, where she is individually mentored and guided in preparation for university, where she hopes to study medicine.
Livy, who previously studied at Castle School in Kilgetty, is excelling in her academic studies and has recently been recognised for her achievement in science, winning an A2 Science Contribution Award. Livy’s Biology lecturer Kate Bassett-Jones said “Livy is a very good AS level student, she is excelling in her studies in the Sciences, Maths and Spanish. Livy has a natural ability and works hard to improve her grades. She is on track for 4 A grades and AS level and similar success at A2.”