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Kingsbridge Community College has started the new school year with a brand new English Centre.
The £2million building replaces some of the old accommodation at the College and has also completely upgraded the areas around Performing Arts and Science, including refurbishment of a laboratory and a new Dance studio.
The £2million new building contains 8 teaching rooms, a Sixth Form teaching room and 6 small teaching rooms for one-to-one and small group literacy work. All rooms are fully equipped with the latest mobile wireless technology and interactive whiteboards.
The College gained the funding from Devon County Council in April 2009 as part of the strategy to boost the local economy at a time of recession. The College managed the project itself, working with project managers Hills of Exeter, architects LHC also of Exeter and the contractor Interserve. The project was finished on time and on budget.
Principal Roger Pope said: "Over the last 10 years we have been successful in gaining some £12million of funding to upgrade the College’s buildings and facilities.
"This latest project means that the young people of Kingsbridge have an inspirational site and facilities for their education.
"We hope it will bring a feeling of great pride to them and to the town, and to inspire all our students to achieve even greater heights."