We were delighted to celebrate the official opening of the Rohan Ingley Centre, a purpose-built facility that houses our medical centre and Learning Support Department.
Named after Rohan Ingley, a former pupil who sadly passed away after a long and courageous battle with Leukaemia in 2018, the Centre opened its doors to pupils in 2019. An opening ceremony was originally planned for March 2020 but had to be postponed delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
However, on Thursday, September 9, a group of almost 100 invited guests were welcomed to the centre by Headmaster Mr Hartley and watched as Rohan’s parents and sister cut the ribbon and declared the centre officially open.
Guests, who included many of Rohan’s classmates, were invited to tour the centre before making their way to the marquee in the school grounds for speeches and a drinks reception.
Director of Learning Support, Sarah Glass, spoke about the positive benefits the Centre gives pupils at King’s, and Rohan’s close friend Amelia Jones (OKS 2019) also gave a touching speech about the lasting impact her former classmate had on all who knew him.
Amelia was followed by Rohan’s mother, Dr Ingley, who spoke movingly about Rohan’s time at King’s and the continued support of his year group who have participated in a number of charity events in his name. Dr Ingley thanked the school for choosing to dedicate a building to Rohan’s memory and helping to secure his legacy at King’s for many years to come.
Drinks and canapes were served in the marquee as guests remembered their son, their friend, their classmate and their pupil, and reflected on the fitting and lasting tribute to him at King’s.