Harrison Oatridge

A teenager from a Church Village who dreams of one day becoming a pilot is one step closer to his dream after getting top grades in his A level results.

Harrison Oatridge, 18, from Church Village, has received 3 As in geography, physics and the Welsh Baccalaureate as well as a B in Maths.

Given the cost of attending flight school, Harrison is planning to take the next two years out of education while he works as his family’s own raw dog food business, ‘Wild Tails’ while he saves money.

Harrison, who has been interested in flying from a young age, having loved model planes as a child, saw his passion for piloting grow after he joined the air cadets where he was able to experience the arial excitement firsthand. He hopes to become an airline pilot after he completes flight school.

Harrison said: “My dream is to one day become a pilot but the training is expensive which is why I want to work for a couple of years before I look into it. I’m looking forward to working with the family business and developing my professional skills in the meantime.”

Harrison accredits his success to his positive experience at Coleg y Cymoedd. He added: “My teachers at Coleg y Cymoedd have supported me every step of the way. It has been such a positive experience for me, and I can’t wait to take my next steps in life and achieve my goals..”

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Wellington Street
Aberdare
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF44 8EN

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Heol y Coleg
Parc Nantgarw
Cardiff
CF15 7QY

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Tonypandy
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF40 2TQ

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Twyn Road
Ystrad Mynach
Hengoed
CF82 7XR

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