Newquay Tretherras celebrates the completion of a refurbishment programme for the start of the 2016 academic year. The project is the result of another successful grant bid application to the Education Funding Agency back in December 2015 and a total of nearly £950,000 has been spent over the last two summers.
As a result, Newquay Tretherras now boasts 12 brand new science laboratories and a variety of preparation and storage areas. The laboratories provide bright, spacious work areas with modern furniture fixtures and ICT equipment. The new layout supports the latest teaching methods and allows each teacher to configure their room in whichever way is best to deliver practical lessons.
Local MP, Mr Steve Double, expressed his support for the project back in April 2016 and was present to tour and officially open the new facilities.
Mr Double commented, “Seeing the new science facilities really has impressed me. It is a truly important enhancement to the facilities of the school and it will clearly offer an enriched educational experience for the students at Newquay Tretherras. The investment the school has received has been very well spent and I would like to congratulate everyone who has been involved in this major upgrade.”
Newquay Tretherras used the services of Kendall Kingscott, a multi-disciplinary construction consultancy, with the planning and phasing of the scheme over two years to minimise disruption to students and staff.
Mr Tom Cooke, project manager from Kendall Kingscott commented, “There was a lot of work to fit in during holiday times in order to make sure the rooms were ready to be handed over by the start of the Autumn term. Often there are complications to deal with when undertaking works in existing buildings, however, it has been a very successful scheme and we and the main contractor, Gloweth Ltd, are pleased that we were able to complete the project in the tight timescale available.”
Mrs Samantha Fairbairn, Headteacher at Newquay Tretherras commented. “We are very excited by the wonderful new science facilities on offer at Newquay Tretherras. These have been a huge hit with students and staff already and it was great to unveil the rooms to visiting pupils and parents during our recent Open Evening and open Morning events. Even with ever-tightening budgets we will continue to investigate ways of improving our facilities so that we can continue to provide the very best educational experience for children.”