TWO students of Ysgol Harri Tudur school have received special awards after outstanding education achievements one of which was done in the face of health serious problems and lockdown.

Sam Elliott, who served as a vice-principal student of the school and who has helped to raise over £3,000 for charity during his time in the sixth form, was presented with a cheque by Mr Dennis Taylor, president of the Royal Engineers Association, Pembroke Dock Branch.

The award was given in recognition of Sam receiving the association's 'Sappers Award' for being the school's most successful engineering undergraduate applicant.

Steven Brown received a cheque from Mr Jon Jones, assistant headteacher and head of sixth form at the school, on behalf of The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales.

Steven was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma early in the Summer of 2020 and undertook successful treatments whilst achieving A*A*A this year.

He is about to begin a BA (Hons) in Education at Cardiff University.

The award is bestowed upon students whose academic achievements reflect particular commitment to studies and who deserve special recognition for their accomplishments.

A spokesperson for the school said: "Ysgol Harri Tudur is very please to present former sixth form students Sam and Steven with two of its most prestigious awards.

"School closures and lockdowns, presented Steven with considerable barriers to learning; however, it is testament to Steven's commitment, work ethic and ambition that he achieved A*A*A this year.

"Sam's effort and dedication to studies saw him achieve A*A*AB in his A Levels and he is about to begin a 4 year integrated MEng in Civil Engineering at Bristol University.

"The school is immensely proud of Sam and Steven, as it is of all it's sixth form students and pupils, and wishes both young men and their peers every success in the future."