On Friday 24th June, Further Education students at Writtle University College came together to celebrate success.
Three Presentation Day ceremonies were held in All Saints Church, in Writtle, to mark the completion of Further Education programmes in agriculture, animal studies, art, conservation, dog grooming, equine, floristry, horticulture and sport.
Faye Burrage, Writtle University College's Director of Further Education, said: "Congratulations to our students. They have worked incredibly hard over the past year.
"We are delighted to honour their achievements and wish them every success as they take their next steps into additional education or the world of work."
Certificates were presented by guest of honour, Stevie Sheppard, General Manager at Jimmy's Farm and Wildlife Park.
Stevie congratulated students and said: "The world needs people like you - people who are ready to shape our future. Whichever path you choose to take, I have no doubt you will continue to make the world a better place, both personally and professionally."
Writtle University College's courses 'put science into practice', allowing students to prepare themselves for their future careers with a mixture of practical skills and expert theory.
Recent hands-on projects include conservation work carried out by Land & Wildlife students for Essex Waterways, a well-received floristry display by Level 2 and 3 students at the National Flower Show and the Level 3 Horticulture team's involvement with a show garden for this summer's RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.
For more information on Writtle University College's courses, go to writtle.ac.uk.