Issued: March 21, 2017
2A - (left to right) Chairman of the Board of Governors at Epping Forest College Gagan Mohindra, county councillor Valerie Metcalfe, Epping Forest College Principal Saboohi Famili, Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing and Deputy Principal Phil Hall CLICK HERE
3A - Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing visits the bricklaying facilities at Epping Forest College CLICK HERE
Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing "most impressed" with Epping Forest
Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing says she is "most impressed" with plans which are in place for Epping Forest College.
Mrs Laing was given a tour of the facilities when she met Principal Saboohi Famili, Deputy Principal Phil Hall and new Chairman of the Board of Governors Gagan Mohindra.
Mrs Laing, and county councillor Valerie Metcalfe, were shown around the Borders Lane site, including its workshop for motor mechanic students and the facilities for bricklaying courses.
Mrs Laing said: "It was a great pleasure to meet the new Principal of Epping Forest College and I am most impressed with the plans that she and her colleagues and governors have for developing the college over the next few years.
"I have watched the college change and adapt over many years and I fully appreciate the challenges that it now faces.
"There are several ways in which our local community can help and support the college – and the college can help and support the local community.
"I look forward to seeing these connections develop to the benefit of everyone."
Mrs Laing added: "The work being done today by the 'Enterprise Academy' is brilliant. I could see the enthusiasm the students have for the new ideas they are learning about - and that is the vital spark for their entrepreneurial futures."