On Wednesday 19 October we recognised the achievements of our Higher Education and Higher Skills students by hosting a Graduation Ceremony at Dewsbury Town Hall.
65 students from the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 came together on the day to celebrate their successes. Principal & Chief Executive Palvinder Singh gave a poignant speech, and Assistant Principal Pauline Hughes compered the event. Both highlighted how impressed they were by the students’ perseverance studying through the pandemic.
We also had a number of guest appearances during the ceremony. The event started with a wonderful performance by students from Eastborough Junior Infant and Nursery School, and we were treated to another song from Boothroyd Primary Academy later in the ceremony.
Claire Paxman from Paxman Coolers was our guest speaker and gave an inspirational speech, highlighting how Further Education has helped her own personal and professional development. We were also joined by special guests from the Skills and Education Group and TQUK.
After the ceremony, graduates and their guests enjoyed drinks and canapes in the Town Hall reception, and graduates had the chance to capture a group photograph to commemorate the day.
If you see yourself as a future Kirklees College graduate, you can find out more about our Higher Skills and Higher Education provision here: https://www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk/higher-skills/