Mr Hurl, our esteemed Head Teacher of Regent Independent College, accompanied Osamu Allman and his mother to the annual CIFE awards at the House of Lords at the invitation of Lord Lexton, President of the CIFE. The award ceremony was held in the Chumley Room banqueting suite that looks over the River Thames. The event was attended by over twenty-two of the country’s CIFE schools and colleges of which Regent Independent College is one.
Mr Hurl nominated Osamu for an award because of his exemplary attitude, effort and progress over the three years he has been a student at the college. The citation for the award read;
‘At a young age Osamu Allman was spotted by football club talent spotters as a bright prospect for the future. In Yr. 9 his dreams came true when he signed as a professional with the club he has always supported, Luton Town. When he started his GCSE’s he juggled the demands of the football club with his studies however, in Yr. 11 he suffered a broken leg which ended his professional football career even before it had really began. In the same year, his GCSE went very badly.
Os came to Regent College in 2015 to retake his GCSEs. He showed true grit and spirit after a terrible year of disappointment and was determined to succeed. The following summer he gained 4As and 2 Bs. He continued at Regent College to study for his A-Levels and has been predicted A*AA in Economics, Maths and Psychology. He has been offered places at his 5 chosen universities and has accepted Nottingham to study Economics. After he completes his degree, Os has aspirations for a career in Politics.’
The guests enjoyed a lavish tea party during the ceremony during which Lord Lexton handed out certificates and gifts to nominated students. After which, people took the opportunity to take photographs on the outside terrace as it was a beautiful sunny afternoon. It was an immensely uplifting event that celebrated the tremendous achievements of students of independent schools and colleges.