Friday, July 18 - Eastender star receives award for her time at Exmouth's Rolle College

PUBLISHED: 14:42 18 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:19 10 June 2010

SHE'S best known for her lurid dangling earrings and playing Pat Evans on Eastenders - but actress Pat St Clements qualified as a teacher at Exmouth's Rolle Colle and will today receive an honorary doctorate of education.

SHE'S best known for her lurid dangling earrings and playing Pat Evans on Eastenders - but actress Pat St Clements qualified as a teacher at Exmouth's Rolle Colle and will today receive an honorary doctorate of education.

The actress - who plays one of Britain's best-loved soap characters - will receive the award today at Exeter Cathedral from the University of Plymouth at the second of three faculty of education graduation ceremonies held today.

Pam, who grew up in Devon and qualified as a teacher at Rolle teacher training college in Exmouth, worked in the profession until the desire to act prompted her to attend drama school.

She has since worked extensively on stage and in film and television.

Speaking about her award, Pam said: "I have fond memories of my time at Rolle and consider it an honour to receive this award from the University of Plymouth.

"Having been a teacher before embarking on an acting career, I have the greatest respect and admiration for those working in the profession. I would like to congratulate all today's graduates on their achievements and wish them every success in their future careers.

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