Learning has been a family affair for one Tayport student.
Laura McDonald was recognised at the Dundee and Angus College awards along with her husband and mum.
Around 300 students attended the second act of the ceremony at Dundee’s Caird Hall today, following on from a ceremony in Arbroath.
Laura, her husband Kevin and her mum, Fiona Towns, were all presented with their awards.
Both mum and daughter gained a PDA in childhood practice (level 8), while Kevin completed an HND in computer software development.
And Laura, 26, managed to gain her qualification while working full-time as a childminder AND managing to fit in having a baby.
The Madras College FP completed her course by attending college one evening a week over 18 months.
Fiona, who also works in childcare, decided to follow her daughter and enrolled on the PDA programme.
Laura said: “It was good having Mum on the course as we were able to support each other. There was never any rivalry, we got on great.”
Also picking up an award was Daniel Hird, 20, from Broughty Ferry, who achieved an HND in acting and performance.
He has since landed a role in the TV comedy show Bob Servant. He also had the chance to play perhaps the most famous of the city’s sons when he voiced Oor Wullie as part of a TV documentary.
Gaining an SVQ III in professional cookery has allowed Pauline Mustard from Angus to slip seamlessly from a career in lingerie to running her own restaurant. Despite working for years as a lingerie specialist, Pauline, from Montrose, always harboured a dream of running an Italian-themed restaurant and she has now realised her dream, opening Missy Mustards in Arbroath.
She said: “As a single parent I had to work hard to make a home for my son and felt I couldn’t take the chance of trying to change my career path.
“When he left home a few years ago, however, I felt it was my turn to spread my wings and enrolled at college.”
Presenting the certificates was principal Christina Potter.