East Ham girls celebrate their achievements in Westminster

The former Plashet students who made exceptional progress are pictured left to right, Maha Nadeem, V

The former Plashet students who made exceptional progress are pictured left to right, Maha Nadeem, Vithu Kugarajah, Nadia Rezlane Lamaina and Zoha Naveed. - Credit: Archant

Four students who have made exceptional progress during their school careers were rewarded with certificates at an event in Westminster.

The girls were former pupils at Plashet School which is part of the ‘Partners in Excellence’ (PiXL) group. The school in East Ham nominated the Year 11 students for their high achievements or making significant progress.

They spent an evening at the Central Hall, Westminster, overlooking the Houses of Parliament. All four received a certificate and a gift voucher presented by guest speaker Hannah Cockcroft, Olympic gold medallist and enjoyed an evening of inspirational music and entertainment.

Zoha Naveed and Nadia Rezlane Lamaina were nominated for high achievement while Maha Nadeem and Vithu Kugarajah were chosen for their significant progress.

Rachel McGowan, head teacher and Tomas O Donnell, deputy head teacher attended the prestigious celebration evening with the students and their families.

Rachel McGowan, head teacher, said: “I believe our young women have achieved great success because they have valued the struggle in which all of us must engage if we are to learn and make progress.

As a result they have shown fantastic resilience in their learning, never giving up when times were difficult and as a result have overcome the challenges GCSE courses within a rapidly changing educational landscape present.

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We are immensely proud of their outstanding attitude to their learning and the success this has brought them is well earned and will carry them forward with great purpose in their lives.”

The PiXL Club works with over 1000 secondary schools, 400 Sixth Forms, 40 Pupil Referral Units and 170 Primary Schools, with a focus on raising standards at GCSE, A-level and Key Stage 2. PiXl schools across the country work together to raise attainment and improve the life chances of young people.