A SCHOOL is celebrating after two of its former pupils aced their university studies.

Teachers at Hedingham School are thrilled after Zsara Finch and Annie Northfield both graduated with first-class honours.

Both girls left the school in July 2017 after completing their A-levels.

Zsara has now gained a first-class honours degree in sport and exercise science from Canterbury Christchurch University in Kent.

She managed to do it while also running her own sports massage therapy business which she launched in 2019.

Annie gained a first-class honours degree from Bangor University, in Wales, in zoology and herpetology – the study of amphibians and reptiles.

She was also awarded the Alfred Lewis Jones prize for the best zoology student in the department.

A school spokesman said: “Hedingham School was delighted to hear that two ex-students had achieved first class honours degrees after their undergraduate studies.

“Zsara did exceptionally well in her studies and achieved ‘first’ grades in every assignment she completed across all three years.

“She chose to research the acute effects of music on mood and effort in group exercise settings for her dissertation and gained 89 per cent for her work.

“She was also awarded the 2019/20 Routledge Gordon Underwood Prize for the most outstanding academic work in sport and exercise science.

“Zsara’s future aspirations include completing her masters in physiotherapy whilst continuing to expand her business.

“Annie is planning to return to Bangor next year to study for a master’s degree in zoology.

“In the future Annie aims to be involved in further study and complete a doctorate in zoology.

“Hedingham School is extremely proud of Zsara and Annie’s splendid achievements.”