Author praises school prizewinners
AUTHOR Caroline Plaisted was guest speaker at a school’s prizegiving ceremony.
Students at Highworth Girls’ Grammar School, Ashford, were presented with their GCSE and A-level certificates, along with special subject prizes.
Thirty-four students received GCSE prizes, while 37 students were recognised with A-level awards.
The cup for outstanding achievement went to Claire Woolger, who achieved four grade As at A-level after overcoming a serious illness.
Guests heard that Claire involved herself fully in school life and made a very worthwhile contribution to the sixth-form.
Assistant head teacher Lesley Donald said: “Caroline Plaisted entertained the audience with her tales of her journey to become an author, giving a very clear message that life will always present challenges and disappointments which must be overcome.”
She has written over 50 books and has worked in the House of Commons and in magazine publishing as a writer and editor.
She lives in Appledore with her two children.
Appledore author Caroline Plaisted with award winners at Highworth School