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St Hilda’s School in Harpenden celebrates new and improved building
A Harpenden school celebrated the opening of its new building at the weekend.
St Hilda’s School, in Douglas Road, welcomed the new arrival which is set to provide lots of extra space in order for the school to provide top quality education.
The morning was deemed a success with over 300 people in attendance including current pupils with their parents as well as some former pupils who witnessed the opening.
There were speeches from the city's Mayor Annie Brewster and the guest of honour Lance Thomas.
After a long time trying to secure planning permission the building has been in progress for the last 12 months but it is now finally open just in time for the start of the new school year.
The building will include six large new classrooms, an enlarged kitchen and dining room, a separate art room and science lab, extra rooms for IT and group work and a raft of improvements to the original building.
Head teacher Carolyn Godlee said: "It was a very special and proud day for the school and is a realisation of our vision.
"This new building will put St Hilda’s on the map and help us be the cutting edge of educational thinking."
She added that following the highly successful inspection report earlier this year in which St Hilda’s was deemed to be an ‘excellent’ school, the opening of the new building rounded off an excellent year for the school.
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