Selfridges MD returns to St Albans school to open new tech block

PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 May 2013

Megan Agalawatte 17, head girl Georgina Inglis 17, head Rosemary Martin, Selfridges MD Anne Pitcher, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Lady Trenchard, Kate Armstrong 17, Ali Miles 17

Megan Agalawatte 17, head girl Georgina Inglis 17, head Rosemary Martin, Selfridges MD Anne Pitcher, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Lady Trenchard, Kate Armstrong 17, Ali Miles 17

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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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