HRH The Duke of York to visit UTC Swindon
Thursday, 06 February 2014
The Duke of York will visit UTC Swindon on Monday (10 February 2014).
HRH will meet the UTC Swindon board of directors before the
group is joined by head teachers from secondary schools across Swindon.
Sponsors and partners of the educational facility, including
UTC Swindon directors from Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells and Oxford Brookes
University, will also be attending.
After meeting key stakeholders, The Duke will be shown
around the college site by UTC Swindon Principal, Angela Barker-Dench, and will
meet with students.
Looking ahead to The Duke’s visit, Angela Barker-Dench said:
“This is another historic moment for UTC Swindon. This college is going to be
iconic in the world of engineering, equipping young people with the skills to
pursue careers in engineering in all its diverse forms.
“HRH has a passion for engineering, manufacturing and apprenticeships.
His core values and beliefs regarding skills in the workplace coincide directly
with what UTC Swindon will be doing.”
As Patron of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust, HRH
encourages wider support from parents, businesses and other stakeholders. He supports
enterprise-focused education and helps providers promote the opportunities they
The Duke’s visit comes two weeks after the Founder of the
Baker Dearing Educational Trust and former Home Secretary, The Right
Honourable, the Lord Baker of Dorking CH, was shown around the UTC Swindon site.
UTC Swindon will occupy a new, £10 million state-of-the-art
facility, with the Old School Building and the iconic Water Tower featuring
prominently. Both structures, which are Grade II listed, are being treated
sympathetically, with the Water Tower being restored and brought back into
Students can apply for a place at UTC Swindon, which will
cater for 600 students aged 14 to 19, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by downloading
the application form from www.utcswindon.co.uk
For more information call UTC Swindon on
07990 601 516.