City mayor to unveil plaque at school

Published on 26 June 2015

CITY mayor Peter Soulsby will visit a rebuilt secondary school next week to unveil a plaque and view its new facilities.

The City of Leicester College, in Downing Drive, Evington, was rebuilt in a £26million project as part of the city council’s Building Schools for the Future scheme.

The city mayor will unveil a plaque to mark the rebuild, as well as taking a look some of the features of the new school, which include an outdoor amphitheatre and performance space, a dedicated sixth-form area, drama studios and large hall with pull-out tiered seating. 

A special guest at the event will be former City of Leicester teacher Bob Childs, who taught at the school for 33 years. He had to retire due to ill health, but has since written a book – called A Short History of The City of Leicester College 1956-2013 – to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy and The Myotubular Trust.

During the event, the city mayor will present cheques for £1,250 raised by sales of the book. Cheques will be given to Kay Aslett from Muscular Dystrophy UK and to Bob Childs for The Myotubular Trust.

Guests will be welcomed to the event by the school’s steel band.

City mayor Peter Soulsby said: “I’m delighted to be visiting The City of Leicester College next week and unveiling a plaque to mark their new school building. I know how much both teachers and students at the school value their new facilities, and I very much look forward to seeing them.”

Headteacher Anne Gregory said: “Our new facilities support our students in so many ways. They help us to nurture their talents in areas like music, drama and sport, and well as inspiring them to achieve all they can. I’m really pleased that the city mayor could join us to unveil our plaque and tour our fantastic facilities.”