Joy as Isabel, 18, gets top marks in the country

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A Hailsham student is among the foremost in the country after achieving an outstanding exam success.

Isabel Barnard scored the top marks nationally for one of her ‘A’ Levels last year.

The former Hailsham Community College student attended an awards ceremony in Cardiff, travelling to Wales with her parents, Shaun and Joy, by car and staying overnight.

It was held at the head offices of WJEC, the examining board, and featured students from all over England and Wales who got the best marks in 2014 in their various subjects.

Isabel’s subject was Travel and Tourism, which she studied at Bexhill College.

Her lecturer there, Nicola Garstang, was a surprise guest at the awards ceremony – secretly travelling to Cardiff and back in one day to support and congratulate her prize pupil, who was delighted her teacher had made such an effort.

The travel and tourism industry is one of the world’s biggest and fastest growing fields of employment. Whether students are interested in a career in travel or just plan to travel the world, the course offers a valuable insight into how the industry works now and what the future will bring.

Isabel, 18, of London Road, Hailsham, is now studying events management at Greenwich University, in London.

In the world of business, events management is flourishing and consequently there is high demand for qualified events management professionals.

From conferences, exhibitions and sporting events, to charity, arts and live music events, the programme at Greenwich University covers all the key aspects of events management needed for a successful career in this rapidly growing and exciting industry.

Elsewhere, Bede’s at Upper Dicker has announced that six girl cricketers have been selected for Sussex County honours.  Chase Sutherland, Daisy Bean, Elise Sutherland, Matilda Collins, Ellie Robinson and Ariana Dowse have all been chosen to represent the county in their age groups.

Bede’s has started a bespoke girl’s cricket development programme creating a pathway to help talented, ambitious and enthusiastic cricketers to progress through the school system with professional coaching guidance from ex-Sussex player and Bede’s cricket coach Neil Lenham.

He said, “Girls cricket is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK and we want to be at the forefront of school development throughout both prep and senior schools.”