Monthly Archives: November 2016

Larry was Guest of Honour at last night’s St Sampson’s School Records of Achievement and Awards in front of students, teachers and parents.


In addition to presenting awards and certificates to over 100 students of ‘The Class of 2016’, Larry paid tribute in his speech to the dedication, hard work and professionalism of the pupils in Year 11 at the school.

Larry told students in the packed hall that their success represents the true spirit of St Sampson’s High School and encouraged them to continue to show determination in all future endeavours, which would bring success.


Awards ranged from those in music, media, physical education and the creative arts, along with community, services to the school and for showing effort and determination. The President of the School Committee Award for Overall Excellence went to Thomas Rylatt, who was head boy at the school last year.

Mrs Annabel Bolt, Head teacher, introduced the evening, which featured music performed by GCSE students, speeches by Tom Rylatt and head girl, Charlotte Zabiela, together with introductions to each pupil prior to receiving their award by their form teachers.


The GCi is active in providing mentors to work with secondary school students on their chosen projects coming up to A-level.

Picture: Courtesy Guernsey Press
Picture: Courtesy Guernsey Press

Larry has been mentoring Jack Taylor, a Grammar School student, who was designing and building a motorised scooter which was powered by a battery driven electric drill. Jack showed particular engineering flair and both Larry and the school encouraged him to apply for an engineering apprenticeship early this year.

Jack did apply, and after an intensive three-day interview was awarded a four year apprenticeship by Jaguar-Land Rover which started in September.  Only a few places were available out of 25,000 applicants, so this was a fantastic achievement.

To mark this, the CGi presented Jack with a complete set of Moore and Wright external micrometers at a ceremony in the Sixth Form Centre.

We look forward to hearing of Jack’s progress in due course.