A new Science Centre has been built for students studying Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and Junior Science. The Centre is the embodiment of our commitment to Next Practice – 'A future-focussed approach to teaching and learning, enabled by new technologies'.
Featuring four purpose-built and technologically-advanced laboratories, to complement the existing facilities, staff and students benefit from ease of access to specialist equipment in specialist labs. The spacious and flexible learning spaces facilitate a higher level of practical engagement in investigations and extended research tasks. A dedicated courtyard for outdoor learning is integrated into the Science Centre.
Apart from bright, modern, well-resourced and quality-equipped laboratories and preparation rooms, the most exciting development is the integration of top-end technology into the labs. The advanced IT will facilitate innovative teaching and group-work capabilities and will complement and enhance the students' use of their individual tablet computers.
Staff consulted with experts in relevant education resource and technology companies to ensure that the labs were built not only to service the educational requirements of our current students, but to ensure that the facilities remain at the forefront of educational practice for the foreseeable future.