Master opens Brewers' Education Centre

23 September 2021

Opening of Brewers' Education Centre

On Friday 17 September the Master, Richard Fuller, officially opened the Brewers’ Education Centre at Dame Alice Owen’s School.

This new teaching block offers wonderful facilities which will improve the learning experience of students at the school for many years to come. The building project, which was completed before the pandemic, was partially funded by the Brewers’ Company through the Dame Alice Owen Foundation. The new block replaces an old building which was no longer fit for purpose, and has already provided enormous benefit to the students and staff at the School as they have strived to come to grips with the challenges of the last eighteen months.

During the official opening ceremony, the Master expressed the Brewers’ Company’s great pleasure in being able to support this project and the pride its members feel in the Company’s association with such an extraordinary school. He also recollected that his father, Edward Fuller, was Master of the Brewers’ Company in 1972 at another time of great import for the School, when it moved from Islington in London to Potters Bar in Hertfordshire.

In a communication to the Brewers’ Company, the Headteacher of Dame Alice Owen’s School, Hannah Nemko, said: “The building is magnificent. The space is bright and airy; the classrooms are well sized and temperate. Staff have noticed and commented on the improvement they have felt in their mental health and students are rightly proud of their new facility. As a school, we cannot thank you enough for helping us to bring the building to fruition through your generous donations as well as your time and expertise in steering committees and the like.”