FORMER students were welcomed back to celebrate their achievements.

The Mountbatten School, in Romsey, held a Certificate Presentation Evening for the ex-pupils, watched by their parents, to recognise their exam success and the contribution they had made to the school in their five years there.

Guest of honour for the evening was sports presenter Steve Bennett, a former student of the school, who thanked Mountbatten for giving him a great start in life and talked about how he was achieving his dreams through his career. He told the former pupils to aim high and to believe in themselves.

In total 29 awards were given out.

The two Headteacher Awards were received by Daniel Lorenowicz and Felicity Shaw for an outstanding contribution towards the life of the school.

Carol Parfitt, Head of Year said it had been a pleasure to work with the year group and see them develop, describing them as her “diamond year”.