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Solihull School

Solihull School

Headmaster's Commendation

As well as having merits, commendations, prizes, school colours and other awards we can bestow on pupils and in some cases staff too this  is  an award that is suitable for those pupils who do something quite exceptional, often unexpectedly, in any sphere of school life.

Olivia Tennant

2018-2019

Olivia demonstrated impressive leadership skills as part of the CCF during the school's commemoration events for the centenary of the end of the First World War. Olivia also received this award in recognition of her achievements as Lord Lieutenant's Cadet.

Alex Abrahams

2017-2018

(Junior School) After having an aneurysm earlier in the year, Alex received a Headmaster's Commendation for showing such maturity while recovering and coming back to school bubbling with energy.

Dan Giles

2017-2018

Dan received a Headmaster's Commendation for his exemplary efforts completing The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Bronze Expedition. Dan has leukemia, and collected his commendation to a standing ovation from the entire school.

Elle Miles & Kate Stumper

2017-2018

Elle and Kate produced and directed the Lower School Play, ‘Mermaid’. This was totally, student-led and fabulous in every way. A fantastic effort.

Zack Bhalla

2017-2018

Zack became instrumental in instigating the LAMDA award within the school, with the energy and determination to make it a success and a lasting legacy within school. 

James Morrall

2015-2016

Jamie has dealt with and continues to deal with ongoing health related issues in a mature and philosophical manner.  His work ethic and positive mental attitude are exemplary and Jamie embodies the school motto of nearly 500 years, ‘perseverantia’, in a way that Silhillians and Old Silhillians might learn from.  He is courageous and tenacious and well deserving of this prestigious accolade.

Emily-Jayne Watson

2015-2016

In the Summer Term Emily-Jayne organised and participated in an excellent public dance event which raised several thousand pounds for LAFF, the Latin American Foundation for the Future.

Arjan Bains

2015-2016

Arjan Bains overcame a life threatening mental and physical illness and whilst in hospital for several months, largely on a busy and noisy ward, he managed to revise for his GCSEs, achieving 9 A* grades and 1 A grade. If that wasn’t enough, he returned to school for the Sixth Form and set about raising awareness of his illness by delivering a number of lectures to older pupils. His bravery, perseverance and selflessness were consequently recognised by the award of a Headmaster’s Commendation.  

Holly Krober

2015-2016

Holly demonstrated incredible passion and commitment in following up her visit to Auschwitz by being instrumental in the school securing an Anne Frank sapling. Holly was determined to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust on the school site. The whole school is full of admiration for her immense achievement. The tree will stand as a lasting memorial to those who perished and an inspiration for generations to come.

Megan Lloyd 

2015-2016

Writing the words for our new school song, ‘Perseverantia Our Spirit’.

Leticia Salmon

2014-2015

This summer Leticia was selected to join the Army Cadet expedition to Kenya and as well as doing lots of adventurous training, she:

Helped construct, decorate and furnish a nursery classroom in a rural school, raised sufficient funds to fund a young girl through 4 years of secondary education (the girl would have left school without the money) and helped save the life of one of the adults on the expedition, by being the first to spot the symptoms of a stroke, and was awarded the title of Best Cadet on Expedition.

Helena Newboult

2014-2015

Helena has been crowned fastest skier in England two years running and with competition imminent, could be the fastest in the UK by end of this month and has been selected for the second time running to represent UK in the International Ski Federation Race in 2015, as well as being part of the English Schools training squad for last 4 years.

Jonathan Allen

2013-2014

For serving the Chapel community so fantastically well throughout his time at Solihull.

Isaac Webber

2013-2014

 

After progressing to the final round of the British Mathematics Olympiad, Isaac secured a top 50 place, nationally,  the highest ever achieved by a Silhillian, with another year left at school to improve his performance even further!

Kieran Joyce 2013 -2014

Representing Ireland U18 Clubs XV in victory over Italy.

Ben Newman

2013-2014

For services to Charity over many years  and extensive Youth Work in the community.

Olivia Harris

2013-2014

Composing a piece of music for an instrumental quintet which was premiered at the St Cecilia Concert a few weeks ago.  The piece is called Chant de la Rivière.

Dominic Martens

2013-2014

Performing a solo Cello Recital when only in the Upper Fifth

Ross Edwards

2012-2013

 

Dedication and perseverance in (very promptly) leaving a family function on the Isle of Skye, off the North West coast of Scotland, using bus, boat and train to join his teammates in London for a National Maths Olympiad. 

Natasha Browne

2012-2013

Debating on education in the House of Commons for the UK Youth Parliament.

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