Sir Richard Branson Centre set to open
- By Jack Preston -
- Sep 18, 2012
A new £1.4 million education facility, The Sir Richard Branson Centre, is set to be opened by Priory Community School with the aim of inspiring thousands of students to achieve their dreams.
The Worle academy chose to name the support-to-learn centre after the Virgin Group Founder to show students what can be achieved, with Branson’s successful business career following a poor academic record at school after a struggle with dyslexia.
“Sir Richard Branson is one of Britain’s biggest success figures of the past 50 years and living proof that children can overcome difficulties to achieve outstanding success in life,” explained Principal Neville Coles to The Weston Mercury.
“This new centre will help thousands over the years and we are delighted to name it after such a successful figure. We want all our students to dare to dream big, and to believe that all things are possible.”
Branson commented: "Very proud that Priory Community School have named their support-to-learn centre after me. Education is very important, and having the right environment to learn is vital.
"Thinking differently has helped to shape the Virgin Group. Hopefully this new centre can help more young people find their own ways of thinking and new routes to success.
"Thank you very much for this wonderful honour, and I hope to hear much more from Priory Community School graduates going on to achieve great things in the future."
The centre, which also names Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill among its list of inspirational figures, is set for completion in March.