Greenwich Mayor, Olu Babatola, and Amali de Alwis, Chief Executive of Code First Girls, formally opened the Stationers’ Digital Media Centre at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy in Greenwich on Tuesday 9th May 2017.
The Academy is one of the first schools in the country to specialise in digital media and will produce generations of school leavers with an understanding of, and an interest in, the Communications and Content industries. It is part of the Leigh Academies Trust.
Financial support for the centre has come from the Stationers’ Foundation, which launched an appeal bringing in contributions from members of the Company and from Leigh Academies Trust.
The centre was planned and kitted out with furniture and equipment supplied at a discount thanks to Liveryman Tim Crabtree of Abbotts Office Solutions, who will be celebrating their centenary next year, Corporate Member Simon Drakeford of Office Power and Chris Riley of Verco Office Furniture.
Mike James, a Court Assistant of the Stationers’ Company, commented at the time of delivery: “This collaboration is a great example of how our Livery Company with its 600 year-old history is still important to its trades and how, by working together, we can support all the trades and the charitable aims of the Company.”