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April 7, 2019
Athletics legend Colin Jackson officially opened King’s InterHigh’s new exam centre in Abergavenny.
Mr Jackson, a former double world champion 110 metre hurdler and world record holder, was invited to open the centre as part of his new role as the school’s ambassador.
He was joined by over 40 guests at the opening, including King’s InterHigh pupils, parents, teachers and local dignitaries including the Mayor of Abergavenny Teslin Davies and Monmouth MP David Davies.
Mr Jackson said he was impressed by the new exam centre and honoured to officially open the facility. He said he hoped the centre would have a “positive” impact for the students taking their exams there and on the local area.
“I think the exam centre itself is really something that should be exciting for everybody,” he said.
“It is very positive and can have knock on effects for so many people, not just for now at this particular moment in time, but for the future, so you have to be excited.
“It’s a real pleasure and a genuine honour to be able to open the new exam centre. I’m very happy to be here. It looks amazing,” he said.
The new centre will serve King’s InterHigh pupils alongside our existing exam facility at our head office in Crickhowell.
One of just a few private exam centres in Wales, the new facility offers students a peaceful, stress-free environment and will also be opened up for private candidates and children in home education to use.
Wey Education CEO and InterHigh co-founder, Jacqueline Daniel said:
“There is a shortage of exam centres, particularly in this part of the world, so it’s giving accessibility to students who would otherwise have to travel quite some distance. Abergavenny is easily accessible with rail and public transport links.
“We are also going to open it to external students because the home education community have great difficulty in finding exam centres that will take their children, particularly anxious children. This is a small centre with individual rooms, they’ll get the personal attention, so hopefully we can make it as stress-free as possible.”
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