Sir George Young MP donned a hard hat this week and planted a spade in the ground to mark the progress of the building of Rookwood School’s new Art and Science block.
The new centre, on the main school site, will house two large artrooms with plenty of space for pupils to apply their creative talents, while the existing science facilities will be replaced with new laboratories and the latest equipment. The building will also contain several additional classrooms and a CDT room.
Both art and science flourish at the school. Rookwood is a regular entrant in the Test Valley Schools Art Exhibition and the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Art Competition. The science department also encourages pupils throughout the school to take part in a wide range of external events and they compete at venues such as IBM in Hursley and at Reading University. Pupils excel at GCSE in both subjects.
Margaret Langley, Headmistress, said:
“This building has been in the planning stages for a long time, and we are all delighted that it is finally coming to fruition. The new facilities will be a wonderful and much-needed addition for our growing number of pupils studying in the Senior School.
Very many thanks to Sir George Young for braving the building site and for his continued support of our school.”
Sir George commented:
“This investment is a vote of confidence in the school, which will enable it to build on its substantial academic achievements. It is a popular and successful school, and it will be even better with these new facilities.”