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Pride at new £1.6m arts centre
5:00pm Thursday 19th July 2012 in News
IT has been a long time coming but an Evesham school has celebrated the official opening of a new £1.6 million performing arts centre.
Evesham High School has waited six years for the project to be finished and has been rewarded for the wait with a state-of-the-art centre complete with a recording studio, drama studio and music rooms.
At the opening last Thursday headteacher Caroline Browne said: “I hope we have kept true to the vision of the Evesham community for this school and now the federation. It is a fabulous building and I am so excited.
“We now have a building that matches the high quality of the work produced by staff and students in music, drama and dance.” Mrs Browne also thanked Worcestershire County Council which funded part of the project.
The centre, built by Speller Metcalfe, cost £1.6 million and is to the side of the existing dance studio allowing all performing arts classes to take place in the same building.
Head of expressive arts Andy Johnson, said: “We have waited so long to be able to get in here and start learning and teaching in this amazing space.
“Already it has transformed the way we work and has heralded the launch of a new performing arts course which we hope will thrive.
“In just a few weeks, it has become a thriving area of the school at both break and lunchtimes.