A North East radio personality once again went back to his school roots at a recent careers fair.
One of the Capital FM breakfast presenters, Matt Bailey, addressed groups of students who are interested in broadcasting at the King Edward VI School event.
He enthused about his life in radio and advised as to the path that got him there in the school’s graphics department, where a range of works were on display.
The former KEVI head boy was impressed by their quality and a creation by John Bell particularly caught his eye. The 16-year-old student’s AS-Level graphics exam piece was made in the style of superhero comic characters. As Mr Bailey, left in the picture, has also returned for other school events, including as host of two student year evenings, staff and pupils quickly decided that he should be given a copy of the work in recognition of his support. John constructed a frame to mount the wide format print. The Longhorsley resident, right in the picture, said: “It’s fantastic that one of my pieces is on display in a radio DJ’s home. What a great fact to be able to put in my portfolio.”