Lord Glenamara Prize Winner - Mohammed Dagher

A Sixth form student from Heaton Manor School, Mohammed Dagher, has won the Lord Glenamara Memorial Prize for 2018. The prestigious award is given in memory of former Deputy Prime Minister and North-East MP Ted Short, later Lord Glenamara.

The prize was established to reward academic performance, citizenship and an interest in history, politics, or public service from young people in the North East.

It is open to any year 11 or Year 12 student in the North East who demonstrates excellent academic performance and makes a significant contribution to their community, often volunteering personal time by mentoring younger pupils, helping with extracurricular events and working with groups outside of school hours

Mohammed is a very gifted and conscientious student in Year 13. He made significant progress from his GCSE to his AS levels results, which placed him as one of the highest achieving students in the year group. He took the decision to study four AS-levels and achieved A grades in Chemistry, Maths, Biology and Physics. Mohammed’s ambition to become a Dentist and he has offers from several Universities to study Dentistry.

Mohammed is a modest but perfect role model to others; in Year 12 he was presented with the highly regarded Gold CREST Award. To complete this, Mohammed completed a long-term project that requires seventy hours of independent study that contributes something new to the scientific community. His research skills developed even further on his four-week placement at the Nuffield Research Centre during the summer holidays. The Nuffield Research Placements programme is highly respected by numerous STEM-related organisations across the UK. This experience gave him the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

Mohammed also worked as a volunteer helping patients at a local hospice for the terminally ill and continued his work in the community by completing a social action project with the National Citizen Service. He also secured a voluntary placement at the Leonard Cheshire Disability Centre, helping to provide care for all types of patients with a range of physical disabilities.

Throughout his time in Sixth Form, Mohammed has been a prominent member of our peer mentor team. The school has created a literacy programme to help EAL lower school students, and as Mohammed is bilingual, he plays an influential role in providing one to one support and guidance to these vulnerable students. He also produced an entertaining anti-bullying video to help prevent bullying in school.

Mohammed has been a fantastic student throughout his time at Heaton Manor School. He fully deserves this award and we are very proud of him!

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