Martin Whitfield MP has attended the graduation ceremony of the Chippendale International School of Furniture.

The local MP joined students, including winner Christian Burt from Portland, Oregon, at the ceremony at the Gifford-based school and said a few words of congratulation for all their hard work and achievements.

Martin Whitfield MP said:

“I was delighted to join the students at their graduation ceremony and say a few words to help celebrate their wonderful achievement.

“Chippendale brings together students from all over the world. It has a very well deserved international reputation for its education, the learning environment it provides and for the outstanding work produced by its students.

“It is a real gem in the heart of our county and something we should be helping promote as widely as possible.”

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