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Stamford High School girl crowned  Rutland Radio’s School Star!

Lottie Pike, a Year 10 pupil at Stamford High School has been awarded the prestigious ‘Rutland Radio School Star Award’, after being nominated by her teacher, Luke Jones, a teacher of Philosophy and Ethics at Stamford High School.

Rutland Radio’s Rob Persani and Lydia Meredith surprised Lottie with the award during a maths lesson on Tuesday 12th December and interviewed her. Lottie was not only surprised, but also delighted with this accolade.

The School Star Award celebrates a pupil in the Stamford and Rutland area who has been recognised for exceeding all expectations in their academic life, often going above and beyond. The School Star Award is the only ‘school’ award in a series of five ‘Star Awards’ presented to outstanding individuals around Rutland and Stamford in categories including sport, community, talent, and hero, and all sponsored by local vehicle specialists Adams & Sons at Morcott.

Rob Persani, Rutland Radio Breakfast Presenter said,

“Presenting these awards so close to Christmas has been the icing on the cake of a great year connecting with our community, and being able to present them at school has been extra special”. 

Luke Jones, a teacher of Philosophy and Ethics at Stamford High School said,

“I am absolutely thrilled that Lottie has won this award, but I am in no way surprised. Each and every day, Lottie brings a happy buzz to our classrooms. She conducts her work with immense pride, often independently researching topics that have excited her and blogs her findings via the School blog."

“Moreover, Lottie demonstrates consistent tenacity and consciousness towards her work, fully embodying the Habits of Mind that we take so seriously here at SES. All her classes benefit from having her example within them and it is only right that she is recognised locally for this diligence.”

When asked to comment on this, Lottie Pike said,

“I’m delighted to have won this award and feel really privileged to represent the school on Rutland Radio. This award is a recognition of my hard work and I’d like to thank Mr Jones for nominating me – It’s incredibly motivating!”

TV presenter and founder of the Outdoor Guide Julia Bradbury also helped judge the awards with the Rutland Radio team.  She said, “Growing up in Rutland and now being a Mum to three young ‘uns, I was honoured to be asked to join the judging panel and celebrate the achievements of the next generation. The calibre of the entries in this Multum in Parvo county blew me away.  Well done everyone that took part. You make me proud’.