A BAFTA award winning computer games developer held pupils of his former school in South Lakeland spellbound when he addressed them and described his amazing career.

Daniel Purcell returned to Cartmel Priory CE School to present the awards at the annual speech night and prize distribution.

And after the presentation, he described to the gathering how his career had begun and progressed and how he came to develop the hugely successful game 'Until Dawn.'

Mr Purcell also introduced his work colleagues by way of a video, each one describing their backgrounds and how they ended up in the industry, and he described how the skills of various subjects are utilised in the industry.

Prior to his address, the games wizard presented GCSE certificates to the Year 11 students who left in June 2019, and he also presented a range of other awards.

Thomas Culling received the Canon Thompson Cup for the scholar with the most outstanding achievement in academic work after achieving eight grade 9s and two 8s, and he also received the Soroptomist International Award for outstanding all-rounder.

Mari Rawcliffe and Corey Bacon, outgoing head girl and boy, were jointly awarded the Head Teacher's Prize in recognition of their senior student duties with Corey also receiving the Community Services Award for support to youth services in Cartmel.

Sam McSherry won The William Wilson Memorial Student Prize, voted for by his peers for being the pupil who has shown friendliness, humour and creating a sense of happiness amongst the year group.

Emma Robinson received the Pat & Harry Robinson Science Cup and the Progress in Learning Award while Martha Rand received the HRH Watson Rose Bowl for her significant contribution to the school and the Cartmel Music Centre Prize.

Newly appointed head teacher Sarah Beestone offered congratulations to all pupils on what proved to be a very successful and enjoyable evening.