Lord Baker visits Windermere School

03 February 2015

It was a great privilege for Windermere School to welcome Lord Baker for the second time.  Lord Baker’s first visit was in October 1987, when as Kenneth Baker MP, Minister of Education, he opened the School’s Jenkins Centre, which houses a large music performance space and dance studio.

Lord Baker spoke to the students in morning assembly and, as well as predicting the demise of GCSEs and commenting on the nonsense of examining students at 16 when the law now requires them to remain at school until they are 18, he advised all students to take Computer Science and Coding.  As a historian, he clearly articulated the power of technology in changing the economic fortunes of Britain and saw the need for a more technologically based economy.

The visit was organised and facilitated by Mr Mike Dwan, the School’s Chairman of Governors.

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