A new state of the art Technology block has been officially opened at The Castle School as part of a memorable ceremony. The new “Sheila Naylor Building” has been named after the school’s longstanding and inspirational Chair of Governors who was honoured to officially open the building.
C G Fry and Son completed the building on time for the school to move in over the Easter Holidays.
The building, funded from a successful Government capital grant bid, provides two large Design & Technology classrooms for theory and design work as well as practical lessons. This allows students to flourish in a unique environment, enabling them to develop a wide range of skills in Key Stages 3 and 4. Students can then build on their knowledge and understanding using the CAD/CAM, laser cutters, lathes and the 3D printer to create their individual exam coursework.
Upstairs there are three bright and airy classrooms, one of which is an IT suite, each designed to provide a great learning environment for students.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony, guests were given a guided tour of the new facility and were able to see how the students are already benefiting as they watched Year 8 designing and making a steady hand game in the new workshops and Year 10 classes studying in the upstairs classrooms.
‘The new building provides a fantastic opportunity for students to experience techniques, materials and processes that can inspire young designers and makers’ said Mrs Curran, teacher of DT.