Pupil Headliners - March 2017

Academic Future for Star Footballer

Huge congratulations to Upper Sixth Former Landry C, who has secured an excellent academic and football scholarship to Georgian Court University in New Jersey, USA in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. We wish him all the best in his future study and sporting career.


LAMDA Examinations results

Congratulations to the following pupils who received Gold, Silver and Bronze medals last month at the LAMDA examinations:

  • Hannah E – Grade 8 Acting, Gold medal with Distinction
  • Patrick O – Grade 8 Acting, Gold medal with Distinction
  • Freddie W – Grade 7 Acting, Silver medal with Distinction
  • Jo Jo W – Grade 7 Acting, Silver medal with Distinction
  • Quentin B – Grade 6 Acting, Bronze medal
  • Rex W – Grade 6 Acting, Bronze medal
  • Emily P – Grade 6 Speaking Verse and Prose, Bronze medal with Distinction
  • Dante P – Grade 4 Acting with Distinction
  • Alicia H – Grade 5 Acting with Distinction

Year 10 Maths Feast

This term eight of our top mathematicians in the Fourth Form, forming two teams of four, went to Worthing College to take part in the Further Mathematics Support Programme Year 10 Maths Feast, which was attended by 18 teams from Brighton & Hove, East and West Sussex. Our teams did extremely well taking first and second place. Very well done to Max L, Lohith K, Pippy H and Monica C for winning the competition; and to Rob Z, Nick Z, Yana M and Amelia D for coming in second.


Sussex Classical Reading Competition

This term Two Fourth Form students attended the annual Sussex Classical Reading Competition at Roedean School. Well done to Cecily M for her reading in the Intermediate Latin section, and congratulations to Dante P for winning the Intermediate Greek section with his reading from Sophocles’ Antigone.

Chess U14 Butler Cup

Well done to the U14 Lancing Chess squad who played the second round of the Butler Cup at Brighton College. Dmitry S, Dylan L, Thomas C F and Dylan D all competed in tense battles against three other local schools. The team placed second overall in this fixture and will go through the next round to play again in the Summer Term.

Hastings Half Marathon

Dmitry K from the Upper Sixth ran the Hastings Half Marathon this March. It’s a very hard road race, with seemingly endless hills in the first ten miles, and the weather didn’t help either - especially the strong winds in the last two miles. Dmitry produced a stunning effort to get round in 1 hour and 49 minutes, having trained really hard for several weeks. Here are his thoughts: ‘Although the conditions were not appealing, it was definitely worth it. There were crowds of people cheering us up along the course, which helps enormously as it made me feel as I wasn’t running on my own. When I finally reached the finish line, I felt extremely proud as I realised I had managed to achieve my goal.’

European Piano Teachers’ Association

Congratulations to Ramon B on gaining third place in the regional finals of this prestigious solo competition.

Chichester Festival of Music

At the recent Chichester Festival of Music, Dance and Drama, Cecily M, Amelie R and Poppy T accumulated a veritable sideboard of silverware:

  • As the Lancing College Recorder Ensemble, the trio won the Helen Maltby Cup for unaccompanied recorder ensembles in the Under 18 category
  • As the Lancing College Recorder Duo, Cecily and Poppy won Helen Maltby Duet Cup in the 14–15 class
  • Poppy won the Seal Cup for 12–13 year-old recorder soloist
  • Cecily won the Austin Storry Cup for 14–15 year-old recorder soloist.

The 2017 Lancing College Travel Awards

There were seven applicants for this year’s travel awards, which are open to all members of the Sixth Form. As usual, the range of places and projects was wide and adventurous. It’s a real pleasure to report that such was the quality of the written submissions, and the enthusiasm generated by the applicants in the interviews, that for the first time awards have been granted to all those who applied, as follows:

  • The David Barwell Travel Award goes to Alix P for History and Culture in Holland, Hungary, Croatia and Germany
  • The Peter Beattie Prize for travel projects involving service to the underprivileged, is awarded jointly to Emilia S, for her medical internship in Romania, and Liv N, for her voluntary work in refugee camps in Greece
  • The Arthur Cooper Travel Awards are granted to Amelia L W for hiking the Inca Trail; Finn T for boxing in Cuba; and Sean V E for teaching English in China. Sean is additionally awarded the Guy Jones Travel Award
  • The Patrick Halsey Travel Award goes to Michael S for solo cycling in South Island, New Zealand.

These awards are given annually and we hope that this year’s bumper crop of success will inspire others to consider applying in the years to come.

South London Harriers Race

We had a very successful trip to Coulsdon to run in the traditional races there, a tradition we have been maintaining since before the Second World War. Very well done to all participants and in particular to our two debutants, Alex E and Bader J.

In the Intermediate Boys’ race there was an excellent run from Charlie W, who came in 13th. A huge well done to Reuben H who came second in the Senior Boys’ race in a time of 20’20’’. This was not only the best position a Lancing runner has ever achieved in this top quality race, but also the best time ever run around this course by one of our pupils.