July 9th, 2007
Huzzah for sculptor David Roberts, of Plymouth College of Art and Design, whose glass creations will adorn the shelves of the great and the good in an award for those who went to further education colleges.
The award, which sounds like a fabricated consolation for Hazel Blears after missing out for the Labour Party Deputy Leadership - she picked up a gong - was also awarded to the People’s Republic of South Devon’s own Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines, who’s from Exeter and has the Abode restaurant on the city’s cathedral green.
The nominees were put forward by their former colleges. And we at the Republic applaud the idea that education is a ‘good thing’. Pity you have to pay for it though - no to fees, ehh Hazel?
Sculptor David, who popped along to PCAD after being made redundant, is reported to have said returning to further education was ‘like picking flowers in a field of knowledge.’ Indeed. David’s skill and application has also be rewarded with him picking up the Jennifer and Mary Peter Scholarship, a yearly award made by the college to a super student.
Who knows, maybe he’ll be picking up his own trophy in a couple of years.
Posted by Cptn