Central Leader : February 11th 2011
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Specsavers New Zea- land managing director Graeme Edmond says the great stories shared by customers inspired the nationwide search. We have customers coming in wearing frames held together with sticky-tape or back- yard repairs with wire and fishing line.'' He says they are hoping the search will turn up some optical treasures as well as some fashion disasters. Whether it is a be- loved pair you still wear every day, a pair hiding at the back of a drawer or granddad's pair held together with tape, we want to find them all.'' Anyone who thinks they have the oldest pair of spectacles can enter in any Specsavers store nationwide until March 1. The winner of the search will receive an Air New Zealand deluxe mystery break for two and four new pairs of Specsavers glasses. College students on top of the world By SARAH MOYES Star scholars: ACG Parnell College students Oliver Brown and Wyoming Paul both topped the world in Cambridge International Exams for 2010. Photo: FIONA GOODALL Two Parnell secondary school students are literally on top of the world. ACG Parnell College students Oliver Brown and Wyoming Paul, both 16, have received top in the world results in the November 2010 Cambridge International Examinations. Oliver, from Remuera, got the top mark in the year 12 International General Certifi- cate exam for physical edu- cation. I was quite thrilled.'' He received the same result in 2009 for his year 11 PE exam. My PE teacher gave me a lot of encouragement and always had such high ex- pectations.'' Oliver took on a number of challenges to gain the top mark, including a 50km tramp in the Abel Tasman National Park last summer. He had to produce an action plan to help him improve in a sport -- he chose tennis. He also came second over- all in New Zealand across four AS levels in English literature, biology, Spanish and PE. He achieved an A in A2 History, which is a year 13 paper that he took in year 12. He is not taking PE this year so he can focus on litera- ture, biology, Spanish, geo- graphy and economics. When he leaves school he hopes to teach secondary school kids like himself. He would like to teach English because he believes it will give him the opportunity to branch out'' a bit. Wyoming, of Epsom, was top in the world for the year 11 International General Certificate exam in history. She hadn't realised she had the best result worldwide until principal Larne Ed- meades explained it to her. I was quite surprised really. I felt like I had done a good exam, but I didn't think for a minute that I had done that well.'' The exam included history of the lead-up to World War Two and the Cold War. Her dad's love for history has inspired her to delve into it too. She travelled around Europe with her family for a month last year and visited museums and landmarks. I prepared pretty consist- ently throughout the year, so it wasn't too bad at the end.'' She is taking history again this year and will be learning about the industrial revol- ution and the lead-up to World War One. Wyoming hopes to be a novelist when she leaves school. She is already on to her second fiction novel and hopes to get her first one published. Mr Edmeades says the results are exceptional. They're not only able scholars, they are indeed very good learners. They both show a great depth and maturity for their ages.'' He says their hard work is a great example for other students. ACG Parnell College only offers its students Cambridge International Examinations. Mr Edmeades says the independent school decided to focus all its energy on doing one thing really well and the pass rates support this decision. Wei Wu, who has now left the school, also gained top in the world in mathematics. I was pretty excited and proud when mum called me with the news. The teachers have been really helpful and supportive. They gave us lots of pre- paration for the exam with past papers, and extra study sessions that were volun- tary,'' Wei says. Two other students at the school received top in New Zealand awards. Sharanya Sankaran was top in New Zealand in AS economics and David Lawson was top in AS computing.
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