Close

Our School App Stay connected on the go...

Open
Key Information
Select Language
Menu
Posted on: May 15th 2018

Groundbreaking at Highworth!

Highworth staff and students attended a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday 9 May to celebrate the beginning of the new Sports Hall project. The Headteacher, Mr Danielsen, dug the first shovel of earth to mark the start of this exciting new development for the school. He was keen to impress upon the staff and students that commitment to regular sporting activity is important for health but also to develop leadership skills of teamwork and resilience.

The event was attended by Vicki Wise, representing the school governors, who worked hard with the architects, Ingleton Wood, to secure the necessary funding. Ingleton Wood produced the contemporary design and they will be overseeing the project for the duration of the build. The school will benefit from a bespoke sporting venue with modern design features, such as thermowood exterior cladding, sprung floors, four courts and a terrace overlooking the school’s playing field.

The ceremony was hosted on-site by the Managing Director of Beardwell Construction, Duncan Clark, Project Manager, Stuart Drake and Contracts Manager, Paul Watling. A tour of the site included an explanation of the next stages of the project to ensure that disruption to the normal running of the school is minimised. 

The Head of Physical Education, Louise Cassey, said: “We are excited that our new Sports Hall will be ready for action in February 2019. This modern facility will give our students an excellent opportunity to train hard, practise skills and enjoy a wider range of recreational sporting activities.”

 

 

 

Gallery

Also in the News

  • 02:12 PM - 13th Mar 2019 The Highworth team (mainly Y8s) put in some outstanding performances in this year’s Magistrates Mock Court Trial competition. The team’s role play and preparation was highly praised by the judges. Congratulations to those involved, you should be very proud of your achievement.
  • 12:11 PM - 4th Mar 2019 National Careers Week. We have arranged for lunch time speakers to discuss their careers in: the charity sector; journalism; music and composing; police and social work; microbiology, immunodiagnostic & pharmaceutical sales; and philosophy & religion. All students are welcome.
  • 12:04 PM - 4th Mar 2019 We were thrilled to find out this week that one of our students, Ralph Battle in Year 13, has qualified to participate in the second round of the Chemistry Olympiad at Cambridge University. This is a fantastic achievement for Ralph, and we wish him every success.
  • 02:11 PM - 18th Jan 2019 Hugely successful Sixth Form Open Evening last night. Thank you to everyone involved. Read more
  • 03:10 PM - 14th Dec 2018 Panto fun Read more