Former editor of The Sun newspaper Dominic Mohan returns to Neale-Wade as guest speaker
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The former editor of The Sun newspaper returned to Neale-Wade as a guest at the academy’s fifth annual awards evening.
Former student Dominic Mohan, chief executive officer of The Outside Organisation, and former editor of The Sun, attended Neale-Wade School from 1982 to 1987.
He spoke to students and parents about the influences school has had on his career and advice on how to land a dream job.
He said: “I have many fond memories of my time at Neale-Wade, particularly the inspiration and advice given by my teachers.
“Their support certainly helped start my career in journalism. I have been impressed by the dedication of students to achieve and I congratulate all those that received awards.
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“Many thanks also to the staff at Neale-Wade for inviting me back.”
This year’s top awards went to Cerys Tatton for overall GCSE achievement and Ruby Baxter for effort and achievement at Post 16.
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Contribution to the local community was also celebrated at the event.
Gary Peile, chief executive officer of The Active Learning Trust, said: “It’s always a pleasure to attend the awards evening and celebrate student achievement.
“I congratulate all the students who received awards and wish them continued success in the academy as they move towards their next steps”.
Rosetta Schaunberg-Kent was presented with the Harrison Murray contribution to the community award by Nicola Roberts, manager at Harrison Murray in March.
Nicola: said “We are always pleased see to Neale-Wade students involved in our local community and were amazed to hear from Rosetta about her project”.
Rosetta organised a swimming and walking event to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, raising more than £2,000.
Smurfit Kappa March also presented an award for achievement in business to Rebecca Paige-Mitchell, who will get the opportunity to shadow Paul Gavin, regional director, during a work placement.