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Queen's College sixth form centre opens
QUEEN'S College's state-of-the-art sixth form centre was officially opened on yesterday (September 23).
Around 250 people turned up for the opening to see Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, Vice Chancellor of Bath University, cut the ribbon.
The centre has been designed to act as a base between school and university and will be open late into the evening as well as at weekends as both an educational and social hub.
It includes large social spaces equipped with multimedia facilities, televisions, comfortable sofas and furniture, games areas and a cafe-style kitchen facility.
The centre will be open at weekends so students can meet up and relax with friends, take part in co-curricular activities, study individually or in groups, discuss work with staff, make themselves something to eat and use the shower facilities after sports matches.
There is a full IT suite and collaborative study areas, a comprehensive media resource area and a full careers programme.
Two seminar-style classrooms, used solely for A level subject teaching, have been designed in a flexible fashion so that students can work in the round or in lecture style and the Centre will be managed at all times by a sixth form centre manager as well as the head of sixth form and sixth form tutors.
The centre is part of a £1million development spent building a modern languages centre, a sixth form boarding wing, medical centre and an upgrade to one of their boys day houses.
Head teacher Chris Alcock said: “We are extremely excited about the launch of our new sixth form centre which is the only stand-alone facility in the area and provides young people with the freedom and flexibility to develop before they progress on from Queen's.”
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