The weather may have been wet and windy on Friday 28th February but it didn’t stop the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman William Russell and The Lady Mayoress, Hilary Russell, together with Masters and Prime Wardens from 50 Livery companies from visiting Treloar’s in Alton, Hampshire.
With over 100 attendees, the event was a great success and an opportunity for the visitors to learn more about the School and College provision.
This annual event is an opportunity to celebrate Treloar’s heritage, linking back to its founding in 1907 by the then Lord Mayor, Sir William Purdie Treloar, and to thank those attending for their support. Every year, The Lord Mayor of the City of London is an honorary Trustee of Treloar’s.
Visitors were given the opportunity to tour the campus and were able to visit classes in session, the specialist therapy rooms and the residential accommodation provided on site. There was also an opportunity to learn more about TreloarPrint, the printing enterprise which allows students to develop their skills and knowledge in a real working environment.
As part of the tour, the Lord Mayor and his party visited an art class, where students were learning all about abstract artist Piet Mondrian.
After the tours, guests were treated to lunch followed by a magical performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Sixth Form students.
Simon Birch, Treloar Trust CEO said:
“The link that Treloar’s has with the Lord Mayor and the City of London means a lot to us, and we are grateful that so many busy people took the time to come and see first-hand the difference that their support makes.
We hope that they enjoyed seeing a glimpse of what amazing things are achieved every day at Treloar’s and we look forward to welcoming them back soon”.