BBC Breakfast’s Mike Bushell is special guest at Newbury College’s graduation and award ceremony

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 14:12
Mike Bushell inspires graduates and award winners at Newbury College Mike Bushell inspires graduates and award winners at Newbury College

BBC Breakfast’s sports presenter, Mike Bushell, was guest of honour last night at Newbury College’s graduation and award ceremony. The event celebrated the achievements of students completing higher education courses (level 4 and above) and rewarded some of its exceptional further education students.

Students were invited on stage to accept their certificates and awards from Mike Bushell and Newbury College Principal and Chief Executive, Anne Murdoch and representatives from many local organisations who helped sponsor the event.

“Our event enables students to celebrate their successes and achievements with their family and friends and each year we invite a special guest speaker,” explains Anne.

“Mike spoke about his career and how he got started in journalism, he also explained how the educational experience can be enhanced by trying a range of different activities and how this can often open up new career avenues and possibilities. He also talked about how sport and education go hand and hand, highlighting that it’s never too late to try something new.”

Other guests in attendance included Ellen Crumly, Town Mayor of Thatcham, Quinten Webb, Chair of West Berkshire Council, Shaun Wood, Hungerford Town Council, and members of Newbury College’s governing body.

Sponsoring companies included: AWE, Bluebird Care, Busy Bees, Conservatree, Corn Exchange Newbury, David Lloyd Clubs, Heart, Hitachi Capital, IED, Jewson, M&B Hair & Beauty Supplies, Midguard, MWS Media, Parkway, Resonates, Salon Services, The Castle School, The Living Rainforest, The Vineyard and West Berkshire Council.

Click here to view the photographs from the event.