Fab labs, new toilets and music room refurbishments
Pupils, staff and governors are delighted with the refurbishment of three different areas of the school over the Summer Holiday.
The first is that we have our first 'Fab Lab' with N4 transformed into a light and modern science laboratory. Although currently being used as a Year 11 base, this room will provide a first class and stimulating environment for Science. Philip Hurst, Headteacher, said, "Our sincere thanks to everyone involved with the fundraising for this room which has included pupils' own fundraising as well as support from The Friends of Thomas Mills, Mills Charity and the Michael Sims Memorial Trust."
The second improvement is to the very old Boys' toilets along the Main Corridor. The old facilities have been completely gutted and replaced with an open entrance, nine cubicles as well as new sinks. Philip Hurst said, "In the current climate when there is a greater focus on cleanliness, there is no better time for such a new bright facility. The standard for other improvements has been set!"
The third development is that the Music Room LR1 (Named after Miss Langshaw the last Headmistress of Mills Grammar School) has been re-developed including benching for keyboards. Philip Hurst commented, "We remain extremely grateful for the support of The Framlingham Foundation which, alongside our excellent team of Music Teachers is providing the next generation of musicians with first class facilities to show case their talents."
These refurbishments compliment the recently created Music Technology Room and Photography Studio. "It's nice to see our campus enhanced in this way and we look forward to more improvements in the years ahead."
The “before" and "after" photographs below show the huge improvements to the facilities for our school community.