Grand Opening of Emmeline Pankhurst Building
Friday 6th March saw the official opening of our new building dedicated to the person who won women the right to vote. The â€˜Emmeline Pankhurst Buildingâ€™, forms the centerpiece of a Â£7 million revamp of the school site. It houses a main teaching block built comprising new humanities classrooms, arts, music and drama spaces including an activity hall, and a Sixth Form centre with a central atrium and cafÃ© area.
At the opening, pupils focussed on Pankhurstâ€™s life and legacy ahead of International Womenâ€™s Day this coming weekend, and read extracts from famous womenâ€™s rights speeches.
Headteacher Julia Tinsley said: â€œStaff and students are equally proud to have such fantastic facilities and are enjoying teaching and learning in 21st century surroundings at last.
â€œNot only is the building itself bringing a smile to the lips of our school community but its position at the heart of the school is making life more comfortable for students at lesson change, break and lunchtime.
â€œWe have been really anxious to make sure that the new buildings enhance the beautiful campus on which the school is built, and maintain the unique character of Holly Lodge.