Winchester Building Reopened
Aldworth School were delighted to receive an official visit from Nigel Atkinson Esq, HM Lord- Lieutenant of Hampshire. The visit was planned to mark the re-opening of the Winchester Building following a £1 Million refurbishment programme during the summer. This has resulted in ‘state of the art’ classrooms that provide accommodation for students in Mathematics classes. The funding for this project came from Hampshire County Council who also invested £1.5 million in the redevelopment of another of Aldworth’s buildings 18 months ago.
The Lord- Lieutenant and his wife, Mrs Christine Atkinson, toured the new building and visited a number of Maths lessons. They were both impressed with the facilities and the size of the spaces available for learning. Mr Atkinson marked the official opening by cutting a ribbon; eagerly watched by some Year 10 and 11 students. After unveiling a plaque in his honour, The Lord- Lieutenant attended the formal opening ceremony in the newly created ‘Winchester Hall’.
The formalities included speeches from the Lord- Lieutenant, Headteacher, Chair of Governors, Head Boy and Head Girl. Students, staff and guests remained afterwards and were able to chat with the Lord- Lieutenant and Mrs Atkinson at an informal reception.
The Lord-Lieutenant said “I am hugely impressed by Aldworth School and the excellent facilities available to students. I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet so many Year 10 and 11 students, all of whom were excellent ambassadors for the school.”
Mr McCabe said “We were delighted that the Lord-Lieutenant was able to visit us and formally re-open the Winchester Building. As well as giving a formal speech during the ceremony, Mr Atkinson spent time talking to students and finding out what they are studying and what their future aspirations are.”
“We are grateful for the support Hampshire County Council provide the school and must acknowledge our appreciation for receiving more than £2.5 million to enhance what was already an impressive campus”.