Celebration of Achievement Evening 2014

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in News | No Comments

saltash.net’s annual celebration of Post 16 Achievements took place on Wednesday 17th December in the school’s main hall. Presenting the Advanced Level and BTec certificates to last year’s Year 13 students was David Doidge, a former student of the school and now the Repetiteur of the Welsh National Opera.

Headteacher of saltash.net, Isobel Bryce, and Chair of Governors, Kate Waghorn, welcomed the ex-students and their family and friends, as well as many colleagues who had come along to share in the celebration of many successes – academic achievements and outstanding contributions to the school and local community.

Head of 6th Form, Nick Scantlebury, also commended the year group, emphasising how proud he was that for the first time in the school’s history 100% of students had achieved the A Level results needed to take up a course at their first choice university.

David Doidge’s message to the ex-students present was extremely well received. He spoke about the key things he had learnt during his undergraduate course in Music at The Royal Welsh College and during his Masters which he also undertook at the Royal Welsh College in Cardiff. His main focus was his belief that ‘Life is a journey, not a destination’ and that when things become difficult it is important to go back to the thing we feel most passionate about, for example music, reading, art, sport or dance.

After playing the piano to accompany ex year 13 student and vocal soloist, Jamie Pullan, David presented a number of individual awards to the following students:

Warren Memorial AwardRebecca Hill
Award for Academic AchievementLily Hemmett & Oliver Gilford
Award for Academic EndeavourElla Fadida
Award for Sporting AchievementPearce Hancock
John Buller AwardsDavid Wunderle, Megan Day, Chris Stafford, Jack Screech,
Jamie Pullan

Giving the vote of thanks were Year 12 students Jasmine Donovan and Paul Gerry. They thanked David for giving up his time so generously and for continuing to give so much back to the Saltash community.