Student fund keeps Alex’s memory alive
THE King’s School is offering Sixth Form bursaries to talented students in memory of their former Australian pupil Alex Anderson.
The Macclesfield school is calling for applications to its Sixth Form beginning a year from now, in September 2017.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate they can make an outstanding contribution both inside and outside the classroom, just as Alex did.
The immensely popular Australian 17-year-old tragically died in 2012 in a car accident. Then living in Wilmslow, his family donated funds to help set up a scholarship in his memory and have continued to make the scholarship available through ongoing fundraising in their homeland.
The first recipient of the fund was brilliant musician, Kate De Campos, who played with the National Youth Orchestra and achieved A* A B in her A Levels and is now studying the viola at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
The award in Alex’s name is open to any candidate who would not normally be able to afford a place and can demonstrate strong academic potential as well as outstanding talent in other areas such as the arts, sport, music or other area.
A strong performance in next year’s GCSEs will be required as well as a commitment to developing their talents and making the very most of the opportunity.
Candidates are asked to contact the Admissions Department at the King’s School.
The Award is available to a student wishing to join King’s in Year 12 in September 2017.
Dr Simon Hyde, King’s School Headmaster, said: “Alex was a wonderful young man, hard-working in class, academically strong and a keen sportsman eager to make the very most of all the opportunities that King’s provides.
“Now that Kate has progressed we very much want to continue the scholarship and ensure Alex is remembered by a new generation of students.”
●● Kate De Campos,the first recipient of the Alex Anderson Scholarship, and has now progressed to London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
●● Last year’s winners of the Shop for Schools £1,000 was Puss Bank