Doctor in the house

A DOCTOR returned to her former Poulton high school for a special prize-giving ceremony. Hannah Lonsdale, 32, was guest speaker at Hodgson Academy’s Year 11 Graduation Ceremony on Friday 9th May. Students were awarded with their Progress Files and various awards in a celebration of their five years at the Moorland Road school prior to the GCSE examinations beginning.

Hannah, who attended Hodgson from 1993 to 1998, is a specialty registrar in advanced paediatric anaesthesia at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. She recently spent a spell in India with the charity Northern Cleft Foundation, helping to provide free surgery for children and young people with cleft lips and palates.