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Malvern College Tokyo Holds Grand Opening Ceremony

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TOKYO--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire)--Malvern College Tokyo (MCT) held its grand opening ceremony yesterday, officially marking the commencement of the school’s first academic year, which began in August 2023. Officiating guests included HM Julia Longbottom CMG, the British Ambassador to Japan; Professor Roger D. Kornberg, Nobel Laureate for Chemistry and Professor at the School of Medicine of Stanford University; Jacqueline So, Co-founder and Chief Executive of Malvern College International; Keith Metcalfe, Headmaster of Malvern College; and Mike Spencer, Founding Headmaster of Malvern College Tokyo. More than 300 guests, including representatives from the fields of politics, education and business, celebrated the event.

Officiating guests (from left to right) perform the ribbon cutting ceremony at Malvern College Tokyo. 1. Mr Michael Chan, Director of Malvern College International, Asia Pacific 2. Mr Mike Spencer, Founding Headmaster of Malvern College Tokyo 3. Prof. Roger D. Kornberg, Nobel Laureate for Chemistry at the School of Medicine of Stanford University 4. Ms Jacqueline So, Co-founder and Chief Executive of Malvern College International, Asia Pacific 5. Ms Julia Longbottom CMG, the British Ambassador to Japan 6. Mr Keith Metcalfe, Headmaster of Malvern College 7. Mr Samuel Wu, Director of Malvern College International, Asia Pacific 8. Dr Robin Lister, Regional Executive Director of Malvern College International, Asia Pacific. (Photo: Business Wire)
Officiating guests (from left to right) perform the ribbon cutting ceremony at Malvern College Tokyo. 1. Mr Michael Chan, Director of Malvern College International, Asia Pacific 2. Mr Mike Spencer, Founding Headmaster of Malvern College Tokyo 3. Prof. Roger D. Kornberg, Nobel Laureate for Chemistry at the School of Medicine of Stanford University 4. Ms Jacqueline So, Co-founder and Chief Executive of Malvern College International, Asia Pacific 5. Ms Julia Longbottom CMG, the British Ambassador to Japan 6. Mr Keith Metcalfe, Headmaster of Malvern College 7. Mr Samuel Wu, Director of Malvern College International, Asia Pacific 8. Dr Robin Lister, Regional Executive Director of Malvern College International, Asia Pacific. (Photo: Business Wire)
Professor Kornberg engages with primary pupils in the masterclass, discussing what it means to be a scientist, the importance of DNA, and the connection between DNA and family. The pupils are fully engaged, asking thoughtful questions on these fascinating subjects." (Photo: Business Wire)
Professor Kornberg engages with primary pupils in the masterclass, discussing what it means to be a scientist, the importance of DNA, and the connection between DNA and family. The pupils are fully engaged, asking thoughtful questions on these fascinating subjects." (Photo: Business Wire)
Professor Kornberg hosted a masterclass on DNA and RNA, considering both their structure and function, and providing a deeper understanding of the building-blocks that govern life, for Malvern College Tokyo secondary students. (Photo: Business Wire)
Professor Kornberg hosted a masterclass on DNA and RNA, considering both their structure and function, and providing a deeper understanding of the building-blocks that govern life, for Malvern College Tokyo secondary students. (Photo: Business Wire)
Prof Kornberg giving a Master Class on DNA to pupils at Malvern College Tokyo. (Photo: Business Wire)
Prof Kornberg giving a Master Class on DNA to pupils at Malvern College Tokyo. (Photo: Business Wire)
Ambassador Longbottom spoke about the importance of a hallowed British educational institution launching in Japan: “It is a school which can draw on the strengths of two distinct cultures as you look to extend the boundaries of international education in Japan.”

Ms So explained that MCT will offer a rich learning environment: “This sanctuary of learning is not just another school, but a place where young minds will be nurtured and inspired to embrace an international mindset, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, science, sports and environmental consciousness.”

Professor Kornberg spoke about MCT’s dedication to the sciences: “Malvern College Tokyo, with its state-of-the-art facilities and well-equipped laboratories, is poised to become a hub of scientific exploration and discovery. I am thrilled to witness the passion for learning and the thirst for knowledge that exists within this community.”

In closing, Mr Spencer highlighted MCT’s diverse and thorough educational approach: “We aim to provide our pupils with the complete set of tools they need to navigate a bright future ahead. Across all our academic, co-curricular and holistic educational efforts, Malvern College Tokyo is aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to drive inclusive, equitable, quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”

About Malvern College Tokyo

Malvern College Tokyo is UK-based Malvern College’s seventh overseas school. It aims to be the first British-branded all-through IB school in Tokyo. It will initially accommodate pupils from Years 1 to 9, growing to provide 950 places for primary and secondary pupils up to Year 13 by 2027.

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Website: https://www.malverncollegetokyo.jp/

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