PIONEERING disabled sailor Geoff Holt brought his own special award when he came to hand out the prizes to a Hampshire school.
Geoff, who received his MBE medal from the Queen on Tuesday, atttended the award ceremony at the Romsey School.
The yachtsman, who was paralysed following a swimming accident when he was 18, said that although he had conquered the Atlantic he still believed his 109-day round-Britain voyage in 2007 was his greatest achievement.
He became the first quadriplegic to complete the 1,500 mile circumnavigation of Britain.
Geoff told the youngsters present that they would face problems in their lives but they should not give up and added: "Next time I come back I will have sailed around the world - that's my next project!"
The school presented £250 to Geoff for the charity RYA Sailability.
Earlier Lady Brabourne presented the GCSE's certificates to the class of 2010.
Head Garteh Bell had said they were a record-breaking year with 81 per cent achieving five or more A* to C-grades and 100 per cent achieving more than five passes.
The last year had also seen the school achieve a clutch of honours, said the head, including the Gold Artsmark, the Inclusion Mark, an award for ITC Excellence.
Panel: For a full list of all the award winners log on to dailyecho.co.uk Prize winners: RoScA Cup for Mathematics - Philippa Keane; Lions Cup for English - Antje Rex; Kessel Cup for Drama and Theatre Studies - Sarah Butler; The Romsey School Media Crystal Award - Tom Stone; Science Award - Heather Simons; Chamber of Commerce Shield for Science - Nick Clark; Rotary Cup for Humanities - Laura Bailey; The Mead Award for Religious Studies - Katherine Morris; Geography Award - Freya Sandison; Round Table Shield for Modern Languages - India Rose; Prize for French - Stephanie Farano; Prize for Spanish - Bradley Piziura; Halnan Prize for Art (Achievement) - Sophie Gard; Halnan Prize for Art (Effort) - Gemma Othen; Inner Wheel Cup for Outstanding Achievement in Design Technology - Lara McWilliam; Waitrose Cup for Design Technology (Food & Catering) - Jedd Waterton; The B&Q Award for Design Technology (Graphic Products) - Stephanie Wyant; B & P W Award for Business Studies- Chloe Harding; Specialist School Computing Award - Sam Paddick; Information Technology Prize- Antje Rex; Music Shield - Rachel Cooper & Laurence Henderson; Whitbread Cups for PE - Jonathan Harper & Georgia Smith; Applied Learning Prize - Daniel Collins; Community Service Cup - Sandra Petraskevic; Community Prize - Millie Pottle; Street Shield for Endeavour - Carleton Wiseman; Pantling Prize for Personal Effort - Kellie White; Desouza Cup - Millie McDonagh & Michael Kavanagh; Governors' Prize - Conor Bailey;Presentations were also made to: Deputy Head Girl, Sarah Butler; Deputy Head Boys, Ben Till & Henry O'Brien; Head Girl, Heather Simons; and Head Boy, Jonathan Harper.