Yesterday Maryanne Hodgkinson, Head of Arts, Media and Business Studies travelled to Windsor Castle to receive her MBE from Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge.
Maryanne was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list for services to Further Education for adults with learning difficulties. She has worked for Derwen College for eight years and prior to that worked with adults with learning difficulties in residential settings.
As part of her work in Arts, Media & Business Studies, Maryanne takes students out on tour (Derwen on Tour) to perform at local schools and colleges. In 2011 she took Derwen on Tour to the World Skills Show in London and showcased the students’ abilities in Makaton Signed Song and Dance
Maryanne said “really the MBE belongs to the students I work with. They are the ones that do all the hard work. I am lucky to work within the sector”