Banbury Academy pupils gather for graduation

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Banbury Academy pupils donned their morta boards and gowns on Wednesday evening for a special graduation ceremony to mark the end of the school’s academic year.

550 staff, pupils and parents met at the Whateley Hall Hotel for a reception before moving to a ceremony at St Mary’s Church.

During the ceremony, the pupils nominated Banbury boxing coach Dave Earle as their community Champion.

Mr Earle works with many pupils at the Spit ‘n’ Sawdust gym in North Bar teaching boxercise and boxing classes and has delivered motivational talks to the pupils.

He said: “It was brilliant to receive this award because I was nominated by young people, the generation that I want to help the most.”

For the full story and more pictures see next week’s Banbury Guardian (out Thursday)