The official opening ceremony of Springwell Community College took place at the end of the past school year.
Guests at the Friday July 16 event included many of the people who were responsible for the creation, design and the building of the magnificent facilities on Middlecroft Road, Staveley.
The opening was officially performed by Councillors John Williams and Walter Burrows, who both represent the local ward and have been stalwarts in promoting the new build at Springwell.
The new build is blended in with two existing buildings creating five learning pods as well as a social space and administration building. The extensive grounds have been landscaped to include outdoor playing pitches, and a brand new floodlit all weather pitch.
The new facilities will no doubt enhance the educational experience of the Springwell students. The ICT is provided and supported by DELL and has a computer to student ratio of 1:1.3, higher than the UK average.
Already students and staff are making the most of these facilities. Changes to the curriculum and teaching and learning, are ensuring that all students are able to reach their potential in this wonderfully created educational environment.
The buildings are characterised by lots of light, open space and learning opportunities.
The afternoon included tours and demonstrations in the new buildings and a performance by Springwell’s award winning dance students showing off their achievements in this years Rock Challenge.
Headteacher, Steve Goddard, said: “This was a momentous occasion which celebrates the hard work of members of the local community and Derbyshire County Council in securing these magnificent facilities for the Springwell Community.”