Reddam pupil joins Yale programme

Reece Slade, a pupil at Reddam House Constantia, has been selected to be part of a prestigious programme at Yale University in America.

A Reddam House Constantia Grade 11 pupil will join a prestigious programme at one of America’s top universities.

Reece Slade was selected to take part in Yale University’s Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) programme this year.

It’s an academic enrichment programme for outstanding high school students from around the world.

Each year, students from more than 125 countries participate in one interdisciplinary, two-week session at Yale’s historic campus.

This programme provides students with an opportunity to broaden their own world views by learning about countries and cultures they have possibly never encountered before.

However, Covid-19 travel restrictions mean Reece and the other students chosen for this year’s programme will be unable to travel to Yale in Connecticut.

Instead they will participate in an online version of the programme.

Reece was one of 1 050 students selected from an international pool of more than 7 000 applicants.

Rochel Seymour Hall, head of Reddam’s student support and life orientation department, said: “Reece is an amazing and humble young man. He is also the chairperson of an initiative he started with a friend at school, called the Care Community. This focuses on mental health awareness and prevention.”