We have some exciting news from Callywith College today!
David Walrond, the chair of Callywith College and former principal of Truro and Penwith College, made his way up to Windsor Castle to receive an OBE from the Princess Royal for his services to further education and skills in Cornwall.
David's work was recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours List in January 2021. He has described the recognition as a 'great pleasure', recognising the work of schools and colleges as a whole. Having worked in further education for nearly 40 years, plus serving as director of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP and on the Truro Town Deal Board, David also established the Cornwall Teaching School and is a founder member of Truro and Penwith Academy Trust which supports pre-16 education in schools across Cornwall.
David said : “It was a very memorable occasion. The Princess Royal recalled her visit to open the redeveloped Penwith campus over a decade ago and she was appreciative of the fact that similar outstanding opportunities had been made accessible to many more learners through the opening of Callywith College at Bodmin.
“I think everyone understands that awards such as this really recognise whole college communities and their remarkable work. It was a great pleasure to be able to accept the honour on their behalf.”
Well done David!