Dragons’ Den star Guest of Honour for Awards Evening at saltash.net

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Fresh from her success of facing the ‘Dragons’ in their ‘Den’, young entrepreneur and ex student of saltash.net, Naomi Kibble, returned to her school as Guest of Honour for the 6th Form A Level Presentation Evening.  Held on Thursday 20th December, the Awards event celebrated the outstanding success of the 2011-12 Year 13 students and the school was delighted that Naomi was able to present the prizes and certificates as well as sharing with attendees all that she had been doing to develop her career since leaving saltash.net.

Naomi’s company ‘Rocktails’ has been enjoying increasing success over the last twelve months, with many national stores now stocking the frozen cocktail products.  Naomi emphasised to those present just how important it had been for her to become involved with such schemes as Young Enterprise when she was studying at school.  She felt strongly that the skills developed through extra curricular involvement were as important as those delivered through the taught curriculum.

Students achieving special awards, in addition to their A Level certificates were:

Adam Riglar and Hannah Burtwell, Warren Memorial prize for outstanding community contribution

Charlie Ray Mann for Academic excellence (4A* grades at A Level in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Biology)

Benedict Lucken for Academic Endeavour

Rebecca Church for Sporting Excellence

Sam Dando, Letty Atkinson, Alex Hunt, Lauren Craven, Emily Ruse and Emma Thomas – Buller Award for outstanding contributions to the school community

Speaking after the event, headteacher, Isobel Bryce said, “It is always so good to welcome back ex students whose successes are an inspiration to others.  We remain very proud of Naomi and all that she is achieving.  We were also delighted with the results of last year’s A Level students and it was excellent to have an opportunity to bring the year group together again to acknowledge their success and the contribution they made to the life of our school and local community.’