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Marathon man congratulates OAO students

Our Year 11 awards presentation evening featured a very special guest who knows a thing or two about inspiring people. 

To celebrate some of the academy’s best ever results, Ben Smith, a man who made headline news two years ago when he battled back from injury on his way to completing an incredible 401

marathons in 401 days, was invited to talk about the opportunities that await the students in the future. 

At the awards evening, Ben said: “A lot of people will tell you in your life that you can’t do something, but if you can figure out what makes you happy in life then nothing’s going to stop you.” 

Mrs McCullagh said at the awards evening: “There is so much for the Class of 2018 to celebrate. Not only did you achieve some incredible results, but you are also a group of young people who we are really proud of.”