Principal Chris Sherwin welcomed guests, and Vice Principal Heather Chambers introduced the two speakers, former student Rosie Ball, who won a BAFTA Award this year, and Tom Horn, also a former student, and now Senior Broadcast Journalist at Heart FM. Rosie and Tom both talked about their memories of the College, and how their time here had helped give them a good start to their chosen careers. They were both extremely impressed by the new Centre and thought it an excellent addition to the College.
Then it was time for the official ribbon cutting by Rosie, Tom and Chris Sherwin, to loud cheers from students and staff.
The gathering then returned indoors for refreshments, to tour the Student Centre and to be entertained by a College band.
Guests included representatives from local secondary schools, College governors, architects rh partnership and contractors SDC, and members of the Cambridge High School Old Girls’ Association.
Gary Woolley, Estates Manager, says:
“I am very pleased with the result. It will make a huge difference for our students. It has been a pleasure to work with rh Partnership architects and SDC builders on the project and both have been excellent.”
Heather Chambers, Vice Principal, comments:
“We believe that our students work best when they can both study effectively in purpose built environments and relax in a pleasant space. We already have a zoned Refectory, designated areas in the Learning Resource centre for silent study, working in groups and individual spaces. The new Student Centre will complement these and allow students to recharge their batteries between lessons.”
To see all the photos of the event, go to the College Facebook page.