Graduation day joy for college students

Issue 693

REALITY TV star Matthew Burton gave a speech as Kirklees College students graduated in Dewsbury last Tuesday.

Mr Burton, deputy head at Thornhill Community Academy, featured in Channel 4 show Educating Yorkshire.

He also presented certificates to the 91 students who received their award at the Town Hall.

Also there was former Batley West Lib Dem councillor Geoff Alvy, who is chairman of governors at Kirklees College.

Among the students graduating was Acacia Church from Mirfield (young children’s learning and development). There was also success for classmate Mariyam Shabbir of Staincliffe and Nadia Sabir of Ravensthorpe (childhood studies).

Others gained qualifications subjects as diverse as art, computing, education, animal management and engineering.

Degree courses are validated by Leeds Beckett University and the University of Huddersfield.

In his speech, college principal Peter McCann praised students and thanked their families and staff for their efforts.

He said: “Everybody needs a support team behind them to smooth the way for their success and push them to their potential.

“Some of the people in your team have come with you to share in the pride and joy of your success because they care about you.

“I hope you will take quiet opportunity to join me in thanking them for the support they have given you during your studies.

“It is also a day of achievement for the college team who have also worked hard to support you and challenge you to get to this day.”

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