Treloar’s welcomes Alderman and Sheriff Alison Gowman
We were delighted to welcome Alderman and Sheriff Alison Gowman to Treloar’s recently. Sheriff Gowman, the aldermanic representative in the absence of the Rt Hon. The Lord Mayor of the City of London for the annual visit to Treloar’s, was greeted by Head Girl Alex and some of her peers. During her visit, Sheriff Gowman spent time speaking with students and getting to know them.
Sheriff Gowman and members of the civic party were joined by a much reduced number of Masters and Prime Wardens of the Livery Movement for the day due to Covid-19 measures.
For the second part of the visit, Treloar’s CEO, Ryan Campbell, welcomed our guests to Treloar’s, followed by Treloar School and College Principal, Martin Ingram. The guests then enjoyed a tour of our campus that allowed them to see different classrooms and observe a range of activities taking place, including PE and sensory therapy lessons.
At the end of the visit, Sheriff Gowman gave a very poignant and personal address to the audience. The day came to a close with a musical performance by our students. Jocelyn Watkins, Director of Music, had arranged a mixed programme of songs from famous musicals and a Clarion performance – an award-winning, accessible musical instrument that can be played independently with any part of the body, including the eyes. Master Blacksmith, Jim Cook, described the performance as “entertainment beguiling”.
It was great to hear from one Master after the event how inspiring and humbling they found Treloar’s, “blown away by the great work, to enable students to do so much”.