After four months of waiting, November 2015 saw the opening of our new Drama and Business Centre in what used to be known as ‘Middle Gym’. When we last used the building earlier this year it was a very tired looking 1950s gymnasium with showers and two classrooms, which had not been shown much love in recent times.

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In the intervening months there has been little to see from the outside whilst a transformation was taking place within. However, on 2nd November the doors were finally opened to three state-of-the-art Drama studios, complete with stage lighting and sound rigs, and two very stylish Business Studies classrooms. With offices, stores, toilets and showers, the interior is barely recognisable.

The conversion makes maximum use of the height of the gym area to enable a professional standard of stage lighting to be delivered in the two main Drama spaces, whilst offering a much cosier experience in the third studio, which will also be an ideal venue for ‘green screen’ video filming for our Media Studies classes.

As for the Business rooms, they are closer to a standard classroom specification, but done to an exceptional standard with a simple but effective colour scheme that distinguishes them from all of the other suites in the school.

These are ideal learning environments for our students and provide the best possible facilities to inspire and encourage success.

Whilst most classrooms rarely receive visitors, our Drama spaces are certainly geared for performance as well as learning. So we look forward to inviting parents, carers and our whole school community into those areas in the coming months and years, not just to see the facilities but to see the fantastic work that takes place there on a daily basis.

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