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School Celebrates Its New Building

The doors will be officially thrown open at a Coventry school’s new building tomorrow.

Staff, governors and students at Whitley Abbey Secondary School will be celebrating the official opening of their home.

A commemorative book is being produced to mark the event and each tutor group has been working on a saying to be included.

It will be signed by every student and person involved in the event.

Every pupil will be given a commemorative mug by Jaguar Cars, which is sponsoring the event.

Jaguar has also arranged for a helicopter to take an aerial photograph of the students in the school grounds.

Richard Gilbert, Chair of Governors, will present those who have contributed to the development of the new school with 'thank you' scrolls.

The project included a new Multi Games Area to provide tennis and other team sports.

The whole school has now been networked making communication more effective and on completion of the work a new boundary fence will be erected.

The buildings are located on the north side of the existing lake and include a number of environmentally friendly features. Thy have been designed to complements the mature existing landscape.

Maggie Rosher, former Lord Mayor and ward councillor, who is opening the event said:

"The youngsters will benefit greatly from the new modern environment available and reports indicate that it has already made learning and teaching a much more pleasurable experience for both pupils and staff.

“We now have the opportunity to live up to our new name Whitley Abbey Community School."

Councillor George Duggins, cabinet member (education and library services), said:

"The process of the removal of surplus school places in the city has had many positive effects, including enabling us to create new school buildings such as this, which gives pupils an enhanced education environment, and in allowing us to spend more money on other areas of education."

Headteacher Ray Watkins said:

"Moving into a brand new school is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The challenge is to make this unique building house the kind of school we want for all the young people who attend Whitley Abbey, a school in which everyone thrives."
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CWN / Education / Schools / Coventry Secondary Schools / Whitley Abbey / 13 October 00

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