Achievement awards for Burgess Hill pupils

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There were celebrations on October 8 as Oakmeeds Community College celebrated the success of their students in the last year.

The college were delighted to welcome Liam Hackett to present awards to 150 students who were selected to receive awards for their progress and achievement during the last year.

Liam Hackett was Sussex Business Awards Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 and founder and CEO of Ditch the Label, and also managing director of Hackett and Tiger.

It came as no surprise to the audience, that Katy Kenward was awarded the Rebecca Pearson Award for Literacy, having been thoroughly engrossed in Katy’s entertaining speech earlier in the evening.

Kelly Balmer collected two awards from the Rotary Club which were the Young Achiever and Citizenship Awards. The Rotary Club also presented an award to Conor Murphy, Newcomer of the Year Award.

The Oakmeeds PTA were also represented and presented a new award entitled Young Volunteer of the Year Award, which was presented to Cameron Gregory, who has given 100 hours of his time volunteering for local youth charities.

Headteacher, Colin Taylor offered his congratulations to the prize winners and spoke of their developing growth mindset and can do attitude that Oakmeeds has been promoting over the last couple of years. He also thanked the contribution that the parents and teachers have made.

Colin Taylor said: “I am proud of our students and staff and also proud to be the Headteacher of this school.”

Picture contributed by Oakmeeds Community College.