‘Five-star’ New Regent’s College officially opens with ceremony celebrating experiences of students
State-of-the-art facilities at New Regent’s College have been officially opened as part of a ceremony featuring speeches from Hackney students championing their experience at school.
The ceremony at the vocational college and Pupil Referral Unit at Nile Street included inspiring speeches from students covering their most cherished experiences of life at New Regent’s College. From playing basketball in the new sports hall to enjoying the school’s breakfast club and excelling in an environment where you can “truly be yourself”.
Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville was joined by Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Education, Young People and Children’s Social Care, Cabinet colleagues and local Hoxton councillors to cut the ribbon unveiling a plaque marking the official opening of the school yesterday (Wednesday, 22 September).
This fantastic school building is proof of the aspirations we have as a Council for young people in Hackney. It is vital that specialist schools such as New Regent’s College are not left behind when we are improving education facilities across the borough. As someone who was a 'NEET' (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) myself, I know that things don't always go right at school and that second chances are vitally important.
Whatever provision you are in Hackney, and whatever stage of your education journey you are on, you are deserving of the very best buildings which dedicated staff can then bring alive. Here in Hackney we have a passionate belief in an investment in buildings which can help unlock the talent of all our pupils and that they can go on to succeed.