Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress Hugo and Deb Deynem don their hard hats and high viz jackets for a tour of Blacon High School’s exciting new building that is due for completion in May 2016.
Joining the civic couple was one of the school’s sponsors, Head of Avenue Services in Blacon - Paul Knight. The party was also accompanied by Head Boy - Ben Murphy, Head Girl - Amber Sconce and Assistant Head Teacher David Stockdale.
Dave Strang, Site Manager from building contractors Morgan Sindall led the group on a comprehensive tour of the new, three storey structure, pointing out the features of the interior that is beginning to take shape as internal partitioning is erected, giving new shape and dimension to the interior. The Lord Mayor was very interested in the sustainability of the building and asked lots of questions about the sourcing of materials, economy and use of renewable energy for services.
In addition to the fantastic new building, Blacon High School will also benefit from an amazing, new, £500,000 3G all-weather pitch in 2016, which, along with a new sports hall, will offer some of the best sporting facilities in the area.
Cllr Deynem highlighted the importance of the new school building as confirmation of the commitment to the community of Blacon. This is a building for a generation and a valuable community resource.
At the end tour, the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress both added their mark to the structure by laying a brick before promising a return visit to support fund-raising activities to help equip the school and see the building when it is complete.