Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham, Sue Snowdon, visited English Martyrs Sixth Form College to open their newly
re-furbished sixth form study area.
The study area of the sixth form building has been re-designed to give students a dedicated space to work in their time between lessons.
Mrs Crawshaw, headteacher of the large Hartlepool secondary school and sixth form college said: “We were overjoyed that Mrs Snowdon could visit us to see, and open, our wonderful new learning space.”
“The Lord Lieutenant spoke about how vibrant the space was, and as a former teacher herself, spoke passionately about the opportunities it would give them.”
“It was a very successful morning and I hope she enjoyed her visit.”
As well as the opening, Mrs Snowdon also got the chance to tour the sixth form and speak to students in the common room and lessons.
One of the many duties of a Lord Lieutenant is the swearing in of new magistrates, which Mrs Snowdon spoke about in her time with students studying Law.
Head boy, Logan Biggins, 17, said: “We love our new study area and we really appreciate the work the college have done for us and for future students who will study here.”
The design of the room was student led with the college working with the student body to create a space for them.
“It was really lovely to meet Mrs Snowdon.” Head Girl, Emily Barnard, 17, added.
“I hope she enjoyed her visit to the college and we thank her for taking the time to come and officially open the room.”
A plaque designed by the college will be hung in the room to commemorate the event.
The college has an open event on Thursday 17th March for students in Year 11 who are moving on to college in September. Details can be found on the college website and social media.