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Lowestoft student recognised for academics

PUBLISHED: 16:10 15 February 2019 | UPDATED: 16:33 15 February 2019

A Lowestoft student who taught himself a whole new programming language in two days has reached the final staged of a prestigious education award. Picture: Contributed by Lowestoft Sixth Form

A Lowestoft student who taught himself a whole new programming language in two days has reached the final staged of a prestigious education award. Picture: Contributed by Lowestoft Sixth Form

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A Lowestoft student who taught himself a whole new programming language in two days has reached the final stages of a prestigious education award.

Lucas He was one of 16 nomineees from across East Anglia, the East Midlands, London, the South East and the South West of England.

Mr He was nominated for the award by his former maths teacher at Lowestoft Sixth Form, Ian McLean who described him as “a truly exceptional student.”

Mr He said: “I was really proud to be a part of the event. It was inspiring to see UK education being celebrated, and the work being done to continually.”

After receiving exceptional results, he is now studying a degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

Kevin Grieve, who is principal of the college said: “All the staff are extremely proud of Lucas and this achievement. He made a significant impact at college and we wish him well with his future career.”

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