Chenderit School opens new maths block building

Officials at Chenderit School opened their new maths block on Wednesday September 2.

By Matt Elofson
Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 8:50 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 8:54 pm
Mr Doug Scott makes the grand opening speech at Chenderit School
Mr Doug Scott makes the grand opening speech at Chenderit School

Mr Doug Scott, governor and former business manager of Chenderit School, officially opened the school’s new maths block. This £1,700,000 build offers eight new state of the art maths classrooms, all equipped with the latest interactive technology.

Mr Scott said: “I am delighted and honoured to be opening the maths block and hope that both students and staff enjoy the benefits of this new building. I am grateful to both past and present headteachers and governing bodies who have worked with me to achieve this fantastic learning environment."

Following the official opening of the maths block, students who were also present at the ceremony, enjoyed a guided tour of their new classrooms.

Chenderit Headteacher Mrs Jane Cartwright leads the welcoming address

Year 13 student Tom Reid said: “These classrooms are a great improvement, especially for maths learning. It will be helpful to us to be able to spend time in such a modern environment, where our learning will be enhanced.”

Halimah Hussain, a year 12 student, added: “The new block seems amazing. The impact it’s going to have on students will be vast and I can’t wait to begin A level maths this week.”

Younger students were equally impressed as Bronny Smith, a year 11 student who tried a maths game on the interactive whiteboard, said: “This bright, modern and calm environment will lend itself to more focussed and varied learning in maths – it is very exciting.”

Lola Rodhouse, a year nine student, said: “These rooms are so spacious and we are lucky to have these interactive resources and lots of display areas too.”

Students exploring the interactive technology in one of the new maths classrooms

Maddy Brown added: “Students will enjoy learning here and will feel far more connected to each other compared to when we were having lessons in the mobiles.”

Alfie Smith, a year eight student, said: “Our new classrooms will add interest and will help us focus even more on maths learning – I am impressed.”

Mrs Jane Cartwright, headteacher, added: “A grand opening is always a cause for celebration, and the opening of this new building is a particularly special event. This project was first envisaged in 2012 and after eight years, this is a time for us all at Chenderit to feel accomplished and proud.

"A lot of hard work, led by Mr Doug Scott, has gone into creating this progressive building and for our students to be able to have their maths lessons in such an impressive environment is a massive privilege for them and for our maths staff too.

"This new building will benefit our Chenderit community hugely for many years to come and I feel sure that Maths colleagues and students will feel proud and have fun teaching and learning in this wonderful new environment.”