PUPILS and staff at Notting Hill and Ealing High School have celebrated the opening of their new Junior School.

Girls were welcomed by Junior School head Kate Bevan, who cut a ribbon before they walked through an arch of bio-degradable paper flowers and leaves and entered the -completed building for the first time.

With sustainability at its heart, the carbon-neutral development provides inside and outside learning in an eco-friendly building.

The site includes 14 new classrooms, with additional sixth-form classrooms, specialist teaching spaces for music, art, science and computing, a light-filled library with rooftop lantern and a hall with tiered seating.

A science garden, forest school area, dedicated play area for reception pupils and an additional playground for other year groups complete the development.

Kate Bevan said: “The construction and design choices reflect the values we instil in our students, fostering a deep respect for the planet and a commitment to being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.”

The building has a sustainable wooden frame, south-facing panels on the roof, to catch sunlight and supply electricity, a highly-insulated and airtight building fabric, air source heat pumps and a heat recovery system.

 

Scource: Ealing Times

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