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Breaking ground for our new school

posted 4 May 2016, 00:54 by Martin Evans   [ updated 4 May 2016, 02:18 by Kingsley Academy ]

Eight excited Kingsley Academy students joined the Principal, Lesley Kirby, Michelle Reddings, our Facilities Manager and representatives from the Department for Education 
and Bowmer & Kirkland (the constructors) to “cut the turf”, the official ceremony to mark the start of the fabulous building project taking place at Kingsley Academy. Our 5-storey build will be a ‘fit for the 21st century’ learning environment, with bespoke facilities including dedicated spaces for each subject, a self-contained sports centre and landscaped grounds.

Artist's impression of the new buildings
The students were delighted when the construction professionals promised lots of wonderful opportunities for them in the engineering, finance and design sectors, such as work experience, lectures and site visits.

Principal Lesley Kirby said, “The project and the resulting buildings and facilities will provide the young people of Hounslow and surrounding areas with exceptional learning opportunities and experiences that will enhance and consolidate the great teaching they already receive at Kingsley Academy.”

Quote from Nathaniel Dharmarajah, Year 8:
"It was fun and exciting because we went into to the site (which is now a restricted area) and could see what's going on. I want to be an engineer so I found it really motivating."