Georgina’s royal honour

A HARD-WORKING pupil has been given royal recognition – after being presented with a national award from The Princess Royal.

Georgina Layton, of Lady Manners School in Bakewell, received a prize from HRH Princess Anne for scoring the highest marks in the country in her Edexcel GCSE Food Technology coursework.

Sixteen-year-old Georgina travelled to the British Nutrition Foundation’s annual award ceremony, which was held at the Royal College of Physicians in London, to collect her £100 award with her teacher, Ann Ryan.

This award was the icing on the cake for Georgina, who had already been rewarded for her hard work with 11 and a half A* GCSEs.

The Foundation also recognises and rewards the hard work by the student’s teacher so Mrs Ryan also collected an award on behalf of Lady Manners School. Mrs Ryan said: “We are so proud of Georgina, she has worked very hard to achieve this result. She and I were both very excited to meet Her Royal Highness.”

Georgina’s hard work and achievement was further rewarded with a four course meal.