Deputy mayor hails Ely College students at opening of new common room

PUBLISHED: 18:36 22 July 2013 | UPDATED: 18:36 22 July 2013

Students at the opening of The Stix

Students at the opening of The Stix

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MORE than 60 people attended the opening of Ely College Sixth Form’s brand new student common room.

Students past and present were joined by teachers, parents, benefactors and the deputy mayor of Ely, Councillor Elisabeth Every, for the opening of The Stix, a new chill-out zone and study area championed by the students.

Every wall in The Stix is adorned with an original mural created by students at the college, with a little help from returning alumni and artist Anne-Marie Woolley.

The purpose of the room is to provide a safe room for students who may be intimidated by the size of the sixth form canteen.

Speaking at the launch Cllr Every, who also teaches at the college, said: “I feel extremely privileged to have had the opportunity to open The Stix.

“It reminds me of so many innovative and fascination experiences that students have demonstrated over the years.”

Teacher Fleur Patten added: “The Stix will be a quiet place to study or sit with friends. When finished, the room will be kitted out with sofas, as well as desktops, a large group work table and a projector.”


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