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Today we have a Case Study written by one of our target schools, Richmond School!

Lockdown has been such a challenging time and, at Richmond School, we like to highlight students who are thriving and making the most of all the opportunities given.

One such student is Ulamila Turagavagone in Year 9.   Ulamila has been getting on with her Business Studies on the google classrooms and producing high quality work, week in and week out."Richmond School Student

Ms Mannion said “Ulamila’s work is so impressive and she has come into her own using the Google classroom.

“We work closely with Uni Connect which is run from York St John University. They have asked for us to highlight any students who have really thrived during this difficult time and I realised straight away that Ulamila is such a shining example. She is a student who has worked consistently well, completing all tasks and extension work, and shown excellence and resilience, two of Richmond School’s values.”

Ulamila achieved Student of The Month for Business in March and has had “Well Done” postcards sent home. She has also been awarded Student of the Month for English and PE for her outstanding work during school closure.

Mrs Clish, Lead Teacher of Business added “Ulamila has consistently impressed the department since beginning her study of business.  Although clearly a talented student, what is really notable is her level of motivation and positive attitude towards her work”.

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