Presentation Evening 2011

On Thursday 7 April, Arthur Mellows Village College held its annual Presentation Evening, during which certificates and awards were presented to a representative number of students indicative of real success achieved at all levels.  It is a tradition that such successes have become an established expectation at Arthur Mellows.

Academic results, however, are only one indication of success.  In other areas, particularly sporting and cultural, many individuals and groups of students have been involved at all levels.  Their participation resulted in a large number of awards which reflected most positively upon themselves and the College.  Our students show enthusiasm which is most creditable to themselves, their parents and the College staff who care for them.

Our guest speaker this year was Anthony Bartram, Midlands Reporter, BBC Network News.  Anthony was a former student of Arthur Mellows, leaving the College in 1989 after completing his A Levels.  Anthony persuaded a local newspaper to sponsor him through Journalism College and after a year of studying Anthony joined the Peterborough Standard group of newspapers as a trainee/tea boy.

Anthony moved to the Evening Telegraph as a crime reporter where he worked for 2 years. Anthony then made his jump into broadcasting when he was offered a job as a radio reporter for Hereward Radio, now Heart FM.  It was from here he moved to the BBC, for Radio Cambridgeshire.  Whilst at the BBC Anthony went on to become a TV reporter and presenter for Look East.

In 2005 Anthony moved to Nottingham to become a Regional Correspondent in the East Midlands and in 2007 became a Network Reporter covering the Midlands.

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