Selfridges MD returns to St Albans school to open new tech block
PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 May 2013
A NEW state-of-the-art building at a girls school which will enhance opportunities for students has been opened by a successful former pupil.
Anne Pitcher, managing director of Selfridges and a former pupil at St Albans High School, conducted the opening ceremony of its new art and technology block.
Former pupils, staff and members of the local community were given a tour of the new building, known as the Jubilee Centre, and saw lessons in action.
Ms Pitcher recalled how she had taken art lessons in a room at the top of a building with very little light and enjoyed ‘sewing’ lessons with not a machine in sight.
Among the guests were the Mayor of St Albans, Cllr Eileen Harris, and the newly-appointed High Sheriff of Herts, Fiona Trenchard.
The Mayor commented on the impressive design of the building which combines traditional and modern design and includes a rotunda housing a Starbucks-style café.
The new development will provide opportunities for the girls to develop their skills in a wide range of fields including music, drama, art, and design and technology.
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