Friday, 15 March 2013


I'm privileged this morning to have been invited by the Governing Body of Krishna Avanti Primary School to attend the official opening of the school, in the presence of guest of honour The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education.

Krishna Avanti Primary School is housed in Evington Hall (a Grade II Listed Building) which was built in 1835 as the home of the Sheriff of Leicester. Set in five acres of of lush grounds, the spacious site provides an ideal environment for learning and play. The hall was previously home to Leicester Grammar Junior School. There has been a major refurbishment and new build programme which combines the very latest in modern design with the heritage of Evington Hall.

Keith Vaz MP (in whose constituency the school lies) acts as MC for the visit. Mr Gove's car is about half an hour late, which gives guests more time than we expected to mix and mingle in the cold outside the front entrance to the school.

Once Mr Gove arrives, it's hard to get a decent photo of him, despite my best efforts (witness exhibit A, above, where Mr Gove's face is obscured by the furry microphone on Nick Harmer's video camera). I have more luck getting a shot of Mr Gove leaving (exhibit B, below).

The Minister's visit is covered extensively in the local media (see reports in the Leicester Mercury before and after, reproduced in this blog) and on the school's website.

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  1. This post was picked up and published by The S7, a curated by Nirmal Shah @s7marketing with 116 followers. Go to search the archives for the edition of Wednesday, March 20, 2013 and look under "Education".