July 2010

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

The awards ceremony marks the success of students completing full-time Further Education courses at the College including equine, animal care, floristry, agriculture and countryside, design, sport and horticulture. The annual presentation day took place on Friday 9 July on the main campus at Writtle College.

Presenting the awards was local radio presenter and landscape gardener, Ken Crowther. Ken runs his own landscaping business and is a popular local figure in the world of horticulture, he presents a gardening show on BBC Radio Essex every Monday.

Ken gave an uplifting speech, urging students to ‘follow their dream’ and to work hard towards all ‘opportunities’ presented to them in the career.

Also in attendance were the Mayor and Mayoress of Chelmsford, Councillor Simon Walsh, plus a number of local sponsors, and governors of the College.

The ceremony featured a number of award categories, the first of the awards were presented to students from the Animal Care and Management courses at 10.30am, Floristry, Art and Design, and Equine students were awarded at 12.00 noon, while the final ceremony at 2.00pm was for Agriculture, Countryside, Horticulture, and Sport students.

Writtle College’s Head of Further Education, Andy Sparks, said: “Once again we have enjoyed congratulating our completing full-time further education students. They have worked hard during their studies and this award ceremony is such an exceptional occasion for all involved. We now wish them all the best of luck as they embark into their future career. ”

Pictured – A group of Further Education students from the Animal Care and Management courses with Ken Crowther (fourth from the right, back row) and Professor David Butcher (fifth from the right, back row)