Lord Mayor of London visit

8 February 2010

On Wednesday 3 February, the 682nd Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Nick Anstee, made the annual visit to Treloar’s. He was companied by the Lady Mayoress, Sheriff, Alderman David Wootton and Masters of over 30 London Livery Companies.

The guests were welcomed firstly to the College by Tony Reid, the Chief Executive of Treloar Trust and Pat Teague, Principal of the College and students from TEPS – Treloar’s Enterprise Printing Solution. The guests were led by students on a whistle stop tour of the highlights of student activities, including art and textiles, a presentation by the World of Work team, speech and language and

physiotherapy sessions. They were also shown the new service, Treloar’s Direct, which was funded thanks to the kind support of The Merchant Taylor’s Company and other generous benefactors.

The Lord Mayor said: “I have been impressed to see Treloar’s Direct, a mobile therapy and assistive technology service which will provide much needed support for disabled students studying at mainstream schools and colleges.”

At School the Headteacher Harry Dicks summed up the day for the guests, many of whom were visibly moved by the positive and enthusiastic attitude of all the students they met. The Lord Mayor went on to say: “Treloar’s is a wonderful place producing impressive young people with the self confidence to learn and develop their skills and interest enhancing their opportunity for future independence. My wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed the day.”

Author: Antonio Cappelletti

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