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Olympic torch bearer gets results at Bootham School
A YORK student is carrying the torch for a local school’s A-level success.
Jamie Green of Bootham School in York ends an already memorable academic year on a high, gaining A* grades in both German and French and A grades in history and English literature.
Back in June, Jamie carried the Olympic torch through Scarborough, an honour given to him in recognition of him role as ambassador for ‘Whizz-Kids’, a charity which provides disabled children with equipment and support.
Jamie, who last autumn spoke at both the Labour and Conservative Party conferences, said of carrying the Olympic torch: “It was fantastic, such a brilliant experience. Certainly not an experience I’ll ever forget!”
Commenting on his A-level success he said: “It was such a surprise, I didn’t expect to do that well. All the people I’ve spoken to have done really well. It’s a great way to end a great two years at Bootham.”
Jamie now plans to study modern languages at Durham University.
Students Marcus Balmer, Scott Donohue, Owen Duffery, Christopher Ellery, Robert Hart, Rosanna Hildyard, Marcus Hutchinson, Laura Jeffrey, Brian Lee, Melissa Millson and Kady Yam join Jamie in gaining at least four straight A/A*s in their A-levels this year.
Head teacher, Jonathan Taylor, said, “Congratulations to all our students who have not only studied with focus and diligence, but have involved themselves in a huge number of interests and activities. From music to charity work and political debate – from sporting excellence to drama and art, Bootham has been enriched by their time here and we wish them well for the future.”