PUPILS at a prize giving were told ‘set-backs are good for you’ by their guest of honour.

Prof Neil Scolding, professor of Neurology and Neurosciences at Bristol University, spoke at the Stonyhurst College celebration, near Hurst Green, telling students that, while it was important to celebrate success, every failure was an opportunity to become more resilient and determined.

Head boy Diego Ordonez Herrera and head girl Charlotte Redmond also gave speeches paying tribute to teachers, pastoral and domestic staff.

Charlotte said: “There are at least three future doctors in my year group whom I would gladly trust with my life.

“There are lawyers and economists ready to take on our challenging world, scientists and engineers going on to discover and create, philosophers, linguists, entrepreneurs and journalists – 85 individuals ready to move on and change the lives of others for the better.”