On Tuesday 28th April Richmond Park Academy was delighted to welcome best selling author and Chancellor of Roehampton University, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, as the Guest of Honour at the official opening of the school’s new and refurbished campus.
Over £10m has been invested in the school over the last 2 years making it one of the best-equipped community secondary schools in the borough.
The official opening featured a tour of the new buildings and a short presentation showcasing performances from the school’s choir who sang “Time of My life“ in 6 part harmony and readings from the student group Young Publishers who presented their own work.
The presentation concluded with the official cutting of the ribbon by Dame Wilson.
Lesley Kirby, Headteacher of RPA, said, “We love the fact that Dame Wilson’s books are a gateway to voracious reading for so many children. She was an obvious choice for our opening ceremony and we were delighted to welcome her. This school has made huge progress over recent years. I think the fabric of the school reflects that progress and will inspire all our students to aim high.”