Larne Grammar Pupil receives prestigious Sloane McClay Award

Isaac Holst pictured with Professor Tom Moody, Almac, Dr Sally Montgomery, Chair of the Hans Sloane Trust and Mr Mauger, Larne Grammar School

Following on from Isaac Holst’s (Year 13) first place in CCEA GCSE Double Award Science (out of 7,915 candidates), he has received the prestigious Sloane McClay Award and Certificate.  The Trustees of the Hans Sloane Memorial Fund chose to recognise Isaac for achieving the highest combined marks in GCSE Double Award Science and Mathematics in Northern Ireland.  Larne Grammar School also received the award as recognition of excellence in teaching.

The Sloane McClay Award, was established to commemorate the life and work of the celebrated Killyleagh physician, scientist and collector, Sir Hans Sloane, and Sir Allen McClay, the visionary entrepreneur and businessman from Cookstown, Founder of the Almac Group.  The Award recognises Northern Ireland’s top achievers in GCSE level Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

The awards were presented by Professor Tom Moody, Almac and Dr Sally Montgomery, Chair of the Hans Sloane Trust, at a Prize Giving Ceremony held on Thursday 9th January 2020 at The Ulster Museum.  Attendees were treated to the Hans Sloane Lecture presented by Professor Tom Moody followed by a light lunch and refreshments.

Congratulations to Isaac and fellow prize winners Francesca Wilson, Our Lady and St Patrick’s College Knock, and Claire Whiteside, Strathearn School.

2019 Hans Sloane Awards Winners

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