Geri Halliwell-Horner: Education is power, says former Spice Girl

By November 24, 2022Entertainment

Geri Halliwell-Horner has celebrated becoming the first Spice Girl to get an honorary degree, telling students "education is power".
The former Ginger Spice, now Dr Halliwell-Horner, donned her robes at Sheffield Hallam University's graduation ceremony.
She said she felt "truly honoured and grateful" as she received her scroll on Tuesday.
"I love learning, so it feels fantastic to be here," she told students.
The university said it granted her the degree in recognition of her commitment to raising the aspirations of children and young people, advocating for women's rights and an outstanding contribution to the music industry over the last 25 years.
The singer, songwriter, author and actress rose to fame in the 1990s as part of the Spice Girls, selling more than 100 million records worldwide.
"I think Sheffield Hallam University is an amazing place. It's incredibly diverse and inclusive," she said.
"When they offered me this honorary doctorate, I was truly honoured and grateful.
In a speech, she told the crowd in Sheffield how she did not go to university but enjoyed studying English literature at A-level, before embarking "on a different kind of adventure".
"I sincerely believe education is a superpower – we are learning machines and I am still learning," she said.
"But I always valued my education and my love of reading, storytelling and words.
"I always had my education to lean on. Education is power."
Follow BBC Yorkshire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Send your story ideas to yorkslincs.news@bbc.co.uk.
Spice Girl Geri to look back on 90s
Geri: Mum suggested naming baby for George
Sheffield Hallam University
'Positive day' despite cup exit
Reds out of trophy
West Yorkshire Police hunting Wakefield man wanted on recall to prison
Review: Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) at The Lyceum, Sheffield
High Ousegate, York incident: Police confirm man, 20, has died in hospital after building fall
Broadland wins battle for Stamford Bridge investment opportunity
Manager kills six at Walmart store in Virginia
Russian strikes cut power in Ukraine and Moldova
Canada miss penalty as Belgium seal laboured win
'I was in hell during those seven days in Greece'
How Germany ended reliance on Russian gas
Fact-checking Giorgia Meloni's claim about France
Why toxic fat shaming is so rampant in India
Rare access to Somalia's US-funded 'lightning' brigade
How too much ice triggered dramatic penguin decline. Video
Understudy Giroud steps up to starring role again
Baby penguins draw thousands to India zoo. Video
'Seismic' for Saudi Arabia but don't count Messi out
The source of half the world's lithium
The clever homes hidden from pirates
The exes trapped in shared homes
© 2022 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read about our approach to external linking.

See also  Bradford Movie Makers: How a bunch of amateurs hit the silver screen

source

Spread the love

Leave a Reply