Writer, designer and TV presenter, Kevin McCloud, cast his expert
eye over Bruton School for Girls’ version of a ‘Grand Design’ when he opened
their new teaching classrooms (25th November 2016).
The ‘Chappell Building’, originally built in the 1960s, has
been extensively renovated and refurbished and now boasts a suite of classrooms
complete with innovative facilities such as ‘teaching walls’, smart boards and
the latest green energy technology.
Kevin McCloud commented: “This school is big on
sustainability and so it's appropriate that they've decided to keep and re-imagine this building. It goes to show what happens when you polish
up, insulate, repair and cherish the existing rather than splurge out on the new. I have to congratulate the school for taking this more thoughtful and creative route.”
Headmistress Nicky Botterill thanked Kevin for conducting
the formal opening ceremony and added:
“This major investment will enhance the school’s academic
effort – which was recently recognised by being listed in The Telegraph’s Top
10 of smaller independent schools – and comes on the back of record breaking
results in last summer’s GCSE and A Level exam results.
“Our thanks go to Kevin for making this such a memorable day
where parents, students, staff and invited guests from our school community
have been able to view and celebrate our newest teaching facility.”
To see the opening speeches given by David Batten, Chair of Governors, Nicky Botterill, Headmistress and Kevin McCloud, please click on the link below.