Who says the little people cant make things happen? CONEL student Katerina Loizoss plea to Principal Paul Head about lack of space to sit tests has resulted in a brand new exam hall being built.
As the person who made it happen, the amazed student was also invited to be the VIP who cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony.
Katerina, 18, of Tottenham, explained how she was really fed up after having to take part of her English A Level exam in a cramped classroom and stormed round to the Principals office immediately after.
She said: If students arent comfortable and in proper exam conditions then they wont do so well because it affects performance.
I told Paul Head: I want something done about it and fast!
Less than six months later, Katerina and all the other students at CONEL have a brand new carpeted, heated and air conditioned venue of 320 square foot which will comfortably seat 185.
Paul Head said: We took Katerinas complaint very, very seriously. We cant be seen as an organization that fails to respond to the genuine concerns of our students.
Katerina said: I saw the construction of the building going up as Ive been going to classes and I am surprised at the level of influence and co-operation Ive had.
Im glad theyve built this building and hopefully students will be able to do well in this hall for years to come.
- Last Updated: 15 May 2003