Official Opening Ceremony of The Lord Adonis House and Presentation Evening 2012
Lord Adonis unveiling the Official Opening Ceremony Plaque
|Lord Adonis presenting the Subject Award for Science to Sana Malik|
It was a double celebration at The Harefield Academy on the evening of Thursday 26th January. The Boarding House was officially opened followed by the sixth Presentation Evening since The Academy opened. As it was Lord Andrew Adonis who gave vital support to the boarding project when he was a member of the Government, it was fitting that the House has been named after him and that he was invited to open the building.
|Lord Adonis speaking prior to the unveiling of the Plaque||Our four main sponsors, Haig Oundjian, David Meller, Michael Sherwood and Jonathan Green with Lord Adonis|
During the official opening of the new facility one of the boarders described how being a boarder had made her a better student.
|Lord Adonis cutting the celebration cake at the Official Opening Ceremony of The Lord Adonis House with two boarding students, Stefano Siota and Angelina Blackman, who both spoke at the Opening Ceremony about their first term at The Lord Adonis House||During a tour of The Lord Adonis House after the Official Opening Ceremony, Lord Adonis with two boarding students, Aimee Davis and Chloe Smith|
Nineteen major Awards were made to students at the Presentation Evening and these included The Magdi Yacoub Institute Award for Commitment to Medicine and Health awarded to James Miles; The Harefield History Society Award for Keeping History Alive awarded to Deborah Fashakin and the Brunel University Award for University potential awarded to Stephanie Oxley.
|Lord Adonis presenting the Subject Award for Dance to Katherine Marks||Lord Adonis speaking|
Lynn Gadd, Principal, said: “This was a very big night for us and we received fantastic support from our students’ families and from the community. It is wonderful to see young people develop into super students. Lord Adonis spoke inspirationally and an excellent evening was enjoyed by everyone.”