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GDST Minerva Prize

Congratulations to Jane in the Upper Sixth – this year’s joint winner of the GDST Minerva Prize for all-round achievement.

Each year, the GDST awards the Minerva Prize to a stand-out student. This year, Upper Sixth student Jane was one of two students to be awarded the top, national accolade.

Reflecting on her time at South Hampstead, she commented: “I’ve always loved the fact we’re encouraged to throw ourselves into things and just have fun. I can’t sing at all, and somehow found myself in two school musicals (even if, in one of those, I played a non-speaking cow!) Despite the lockdown cancelling some our leavers’ events this term, it’s also played a role in creating some nice memories. Our last two days at school were maybe two of the best I’ve had; I love how everyone came together to make it feel special. Winning this award is also very special. I’m very aware of the amazing things that GDST girls consistently achieve. To be honest it feels a bit strange to have won one of the prizes that I used to look up to people for getting.”

A Deputy Head Girl and debater extraordinaire, Jane joined South Hampstead in Year 3 at the age of 7. She studied English, French and History at A Level and hopes to read History at the University of Oxford next year.


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