A former pupil who has been particularly successful was the special guest at the Park Community School, Barnstaple, awards evening. Tim Bailey, aged 21, presented the awards and shared his experiences since leaving school with more than 350 students and t

A former pupil who has been particularly successful was the special guest at the Park Community School, Barnstaple, awards evening.Tim Bailey, aged 21, presented the awards and shared his experiences since leaving school with more than 350 students and their families.After university, Tim went to work for an investment company in London.Head teacher David Atton said: "Tim is being especially successful, but he is also the first to mention and celebrate the achievements of others, too. "Our students were fascinated to hear his account of how best to find that vital first break when you seek to build a career. "He gave them some good tips and help upon how to overcome barriers and succeed."The evening was held to celebrate the success of those students who left the school in the summer."It is important to mark the end of their five important years with us," Mr Atton said.The special awards went to:Katie Shapland - Evans & Co Maths Award, Best Overall Achievement.Charlotte Glenister - Evans & Co Maths Award, Best Progress.Charlotte Thomas - David Pengelly Prize for Music. Chris Morgan - Morgan Prize, Youth Award Scheme, Harriet Hobbs - Gerald Thorne Prize for Environment and Payne Shield for Services to the Community. Gregory Checkley - Reverend Benson RE Prize and The Lee-McEldon Citizenship Award. Joanne Devine - Physical Education Prize, Female, John William Prize for Contribution to School Life, Science Prize for Chemistry and Hughes Prize for Head Girl. Sam Box - Physical Education Prize, Male. Howard Alford - Grant Prize for Humanities Research Project and Newsham Prize for Best GCSE Certificate.Eleanor Lawrence - Art Achievement Award. David Coleman - The Governors' Award for Work Experience.Rhianne Osborne - The Governors' Award for Work Experience.Daniel Gould - The Jonathan Baxter Memorial Shield, Business & Enterprise Award. Adam Peacock - Science Prize for Biology.Wilf Smallridge - Science Prize for Physics. Lauren Wallace - Deputy Head Girl Prize.Jake Ellis - Deputy Head Boy Prize,.Mathew Swann - Critchley Prize for Head Boy.