The Peele Community College in Long Sutton held its annual ACE Evening with the Class of 2015 coming in to collect their GCSE certificates, departmental and special awards.
The Governors’ Award for Outstanding Performance went to Shannon Oldfield, The Governors’ Award for Progress was won by Georgie Massen and Joshua Killingworth-Mattless received the Christine Barnes Award.
Three former students who have forged successful careers were invited to talk about their journey from Peele to where they are now.
They came from very diverse fields and the first speaker was Rachael Huntly (22) who, after gaining her degree from the University of Nottingham followed by a year working at Abcam in the Cambridge Science Park, is currently at the University of Cambridge studying for her PhD in Biological Sciences at the Babraham Institue.
Second speaker was Charles Feetham (21), who is in the only RAF wing that specialises in the defence against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons.
Third was Scott Payne (25), who graduated from Bournemouth University with a First Class Honours Degree in Scriptwriting for Film and Television and has gone on to forge an extremely successful career script writing.
He is most well-known for the scripts he has written for popular Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks and for being selected as one of 2014’s ‘Broadcast Hotshots’. He is currently working on a script for the adaptation of the book ‘Nickolai of the North’ to hopefully be made into a film.
The evening was extremely successful with the majority of students able to attend.