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New Pestalozzi Centre opened

Some of our early Pestalozzi family were delighted to attend the opening of the Pestalozzi International Village Trust’s new Pestalozzi Centre in Sedlescombe in April.

The new Pestalozzi Centre opened on 20 April 2016
The new Pestalozzi Centre opened on 20 April 2016

The Pestalozzi Centre is a new building that will provide a high-quality meeting, learning and teaching space for the students. When not in use by current Pestalozzi students, it is expected that other charities and local organisations will make use of the space. For those who recall the Village, the new Centre is located on the high ground to the south of Sainsbury House (originally known as International House).

Meeting with HRH The Duke of Gloucester in the new Pestalozzi Centre. (Reproduced with kind permission of Novo Photography)
Meeting with HRH The Duke of Gloucester in the new Pestalozzi Centre. (Reproduced with kind permission of Novo Photography)

The Centre was formally opened by the long-serving Patron of the Pestalozzi International Village Trust, HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG, GCVO. 

The ceremony was highlighted by an impressive concluding speech from current Nepalese Pestalozzi student, Bigyan Regmi.  

Members of our early Pestalozzi family meeting in the new Pestalozzi Centre. (Reproduced with kind permission of Novo Photography)
Members of our early Pestalozzi family meeting in the new Pestalozzi Centre. (Reproduced with kind permission of Novo Photography)

University to assist Early Pestalozzi Project

brighton_university_logoWe are delighted to announce that the University of Brighton has generously offered to provide some advice and assistance to the Early Pestalozzi Children Project. Advice will especially relate to managing ethical issues , promotion of the project and publication of our results. Their assistance will help us to locate our “missing” early Pestalozzi children, share our Pestalozzi heritage with the local community and engage with other organisations with a common interest in this story.

Our thanks go to Professor Stuart Laing, Dr Nicola Smith and Dr Deborah Madden for their interest and encouragement.

We will post further updates as we see the progress of this much appreciated support.

Pestalozzi Multi-cultural Evening

April saw several former early Pestalozzi children attend a multi-cultural evening put on by the Pestalozzi International Village Trust (PIVT) at Swiss Hall on the Pestalozzi estate in Sedlescombe.

Former early Pestalozzi children - Anna, Will & Yogi - enjoy a companionable meal at the Pestalozzi multi-cultural evening in Swiss Hall
Former early Pestalozzi children – Anna, Will & Yogi – enjoy a companionable meal at the Pestalozzi multi-cultural evening in Swiss Hall

The evening included a delicious meal prepared by the wonderful Pestalozzi catering staff and a presentation about wine tasting.

An exhibition of art by the current students was also on display.

Our thanks go to the PIVT staff for organising the function and to the marvellous PIVT students for their hospitality.