‘Greatfields is great’: Barking school opens doors to ‘state of the art’ science labs
PUBLISHED: 10:00 24 September 2019
A school has opened the doors to ‘state of the art’ science labs as part of its £55million expansion plan.
Greatfields in St Mary's, Barking, took over the rooms which come courtesy of the developer, Mid-Group, and Be First, the council's regeneration firm.
Headteacher, Richard Paul, said: "We are delighted. Our students now have access to state of the art science labs which means they will be able to carry out a wide range of experiments they were not previously able to."
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The new classrooms are part of a £55.8m expansion plan at the school in the Gascoigne Estate to accommodate 2,400 pupils by 2020.
During a visit, Cllr Evelyn Carpenter, cabinet member for educational attainment, said: "Greatfields has got fantastic teachers, great new facilities and enthusiastic pupils.
"So, it's not rocket science to see why Greatfields is great."
Richard Rollison, from Be First, said: "We're delighted to provide new facilities."
Andrew Shepherd from Mid-Group said: "We are delighted to be involved in the delivery of this major project."
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