Collins Mgomella

2021 Collins large17 years old, attending St. Constantine's International School, Arusha, Tanzania. Collins was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2018.

Collins has embraced the academic jump from iGCSE to A-levels and has refocused his efforts to ensure he achieves the grades he needs. This extra focus was reflected in his effort grades in his school report. He did well to be accepted on to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Academy's online summer course, out of over 600 applicants.

He enjoys the weekly nature walking elective and is also a member of the ethical discussion elective. He has been working towards his Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) grade 5 in violin; and he participated in the school production both as a stage-hand, a dancer and also encouraging his peers to get involved.

Collins overcame challenges he faced at the start of the year and positively sought out positions of responsibility, even if he no longer had a formal role. He is a positive influence, encouraging peers to join the  completion of the greenhouse project, and is a supportive member of his tutor group.

He shows a real interest in environmental issues, especially the problem of environmentally friendly plastic use and disposal. He is involved in a community food-drive and he has joined the school outreach programme to support another local school; he is also an effective contributor to school Round Square activities.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Collins' 2021 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project was about educating local establishments on the risk of plastic straws.

In Leadership Workshops, he researches and prepares well for his workshop presentations and handles questions confidently. Collins is also an active participant in discussions.