Uni Dream (National Academic Excellence/Talent Award)

Congratulations to Antonio G (Year 13) for winning the National Illuminating Talent Award for Academic Excellence! Antonio was one of only eight Uni Dream winners out of the 5500 students who competed from 300 schools throughout Spain. He has been awarded the grand prize of €4000 to invest in a company specialised in scholarship management in universities in the US.

The competition, organised by the Endesa Foundation, Universidad Europea, Volvo, Reale Seguro and Bankinter, and which came to a close on Saturday 11th September, comprised three rounds. The first round, an English and Math test, reduced the pool of participants down to only 500. For the semifinal, students had to write an an essay about COVID-19 or the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The final task was to prepare a two-minute video and take part in group activities to evaluate leadership, team work and communication skills.

It’s a source of great pride for us as a school to see our students striving for academic excellence, and the fact that Antonio did so incredibly well to outstrip the competition is a testament to his hard work and dedication. Well done, Antonio!