England rugby international star and former student officially opens Wyvern College

Mike Brown handed over a framed and signed England shirt that he wore during a Six Nations game earlier this year, to be displayed at the school.

England rugby international star and former Wyvern College student Mike Brown officially re-opened Wyvern College after its £10million transformation.  The Harlequins’ full back unveiled a plaque at a ceremony to mark the reopening of Wyvern College in a state of the art new building.

Wyvern College is one of 16 schools across the South West to be rebuilt through a £4.4billion government scheme, which is transforming some of the most run-down schools in the country.

Wyvern now has new, modern classrooms, a refurbished sports block and science facilities.  There are more student places.

Headteacher Paul German, said: “Wyvern students and staff are delighted to have moved into fantastic, purpose built, 21st century accommodation.  The completion of this project marks the culmination of many years of hope and aspiration alongside the dedicated hard work of a large group of people.  This new build marks a huge investment in our school, the future and for boys’ education in Salisbury.”

Mike Brown said “It’s a little bit weird! On arrival, my first memory was being back in the headmaster’s office because they whisked me in there to meet him. That was a bit strange and brought back the nerves of being around the headmaster! But it’s nice to be back, makes me proud to see how far they’ve come in terms of their facilities and things like that. I’m very jealous of what they’ve got now.”

Mike Brown speech