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Stephen Timms MP and Gold Medal Winning Olympian Mark Hunter MBE Support London Design and Engineering UTC

On Wednesday 14th October Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham and Gold Medal Winning Olympian Mark Hunter MBE attended an event which showcased a brand new technical school opening in East Ham in 2015 called London Design and Engineering UTC.

Geoffrey Fowler, Principal of London Design and Engineering UTC hosted the event and invited students from across London to come to East Ham Town Hall to learn more about the school and take part in a rowing challenge, and the winner, Drue Waldron, took home a Microsoft Surface tablet.

Stephen Timms MP commented: "The London Design and Engineering UTC will be an asset to the young people of East London. I am particularly impressed by the commitment made by the school to guarantee every young person will have a clear path to further education or employment when they finish their studies.” 

Mark Hunter MBE said: “To see the opportunities arise for a new school in the East End of London is massive. It is great to give more opportunities for kids – allowing them to progress into different walks of life, different jobs and a different type of education.”

The school, which will specialise in Design and Engineering, will have first class facilities and specialist equipment. The school’s curriculum will be delivered through a ‘learning-by-doing’ approach, making learning relevant and memorable, which will help to boost students’ academic achievement.

Students will get the opportunity to partake in employer-led challenges such as building affordable housing, led by Costain and Alpha building services and sustainable water pumping solutions led by Thames Water and the UEL.

Geoffrey Fowler commented: “We had a fantastic event, and we are delighted to have the support of people such as Stephen Timms and Mark Hunter. All the students who attended the evening had a fantastic time.

“The students were very excited about the school and we’re looking forward to welcoming many of them next September. The school will provide a world of new opportunities to the young people of London.”