Lady Mayoress Visit
Lady Mayoress visits David Game College
in “the new educational quarter of Aldgate”
We were honoured to host at David Game College this week the Lady Mayoress of the City of London, Mrs Lindy Estlin, along with Mr Peter Green, husband of Sheriff Liz Green, and Mrs Amanda Keaveny, consort to Alderman and Sheriff Vincent Keaveny.
VP John Dalton showed the group around our City of London campus on Jewry Street, touring the facilities for GCSE, A Level and Higher Education. The visitors took great interest in the vast selection of paintings lining our walls, and enjoyed checking out student artwork in our art studios, as well as the new science laboratories.
Our Business Development Director, Niel Pama pointed out a few historical details in the building, such as the stained glass window beside the grand staircase, and a crack in the tiles at the entrance, which was caused by WWII bombings and maintained in reverence to local history.
The Mayoress and her colleagues took a real interest in David Game College’s approach to education, asking about how we welcome under-performing students from other schools and help raise their grades as well as support the mental health and general wellbeing of both students and staff.
She was interested to learn more about the alternative routes that students can take through our A Level courses, University Foundation or Higher Education programmes to complete further education and succeed in their careers. Our guests asked how many of our students are from the UK or abroad (about 60% to 40% respectively in A Levels with more foreign students joining us in David Game Higher Education).
Before bidding our special guests farewell, Principal David Game met them to answer all the questions they had about his history, running the school since 1974 and he made a donation to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2019.
We were also joined by Richard Foley, Clerk and Chief Executive of the CASS Foundation who described the neighbourhood as “now becoming the educational quarter of Aldgate” with the CASS Foundation, David Game’s several schools and the student accommodation under construction next door.
The Lady Mayoress and her fellow consorts were very warm and inquisitive, and it was a true pleasure to show them around.