While our students and pupils have been enjoying a well-deserved summer break, our Estates Team has been extremely busy improving our School facilities.
One of the first projects is a continuous improvement of our Boarding Houses. This summer will see new doors and new carpets being fitted into Trennick, following on from fresh bathrooms over Easter and a re-fresh of the bedrooms in Pentreve. Next on the list is a refurbishment in Malvern that is currently planned for October half-term.
Another huge change which awaits our returning pupils is the newly resurfaced quad, complete with a stunning Truro School crest. Head of Estates, Mr Lamboll tells us, “we worked with a local company and challenged them to find a way to break up the expanse of the two large quad surfaces. They used MDF templates cut using a CNC router to create the shape of the crest with the resin surface”
The netball courts have also been given a high-end facelift, with a new sports-specific LTA-approved tarmac surface. We are sure this will really boost our team’s training sessions and give them a lift too.
There has been a new roof covering for the Chemistry end of the Graham Smith building, two stained-glass windows in the Chapel have been refurbished and Truro School Prep has received a new lining for the pool and LED lights in the Sports Hall.
But the biggest project by far has been the complete refurbishment of the Biology Block, with a complete overhaul of the classrooms including new flooring, furniture and sinks in the new laboratories, new gas and electric infrastructure and interactive touch screen displays for teaching.
With a few days to go until the Autumn Term starts, the team is on track to deliver a truly state-of-the-art teaching and learning space. Mr Lamboll tells us, “the biology project is by far our biggest and best this summer. It is the most complex, with the most opportunity for the unexpected. To deliver it on time and to the highest possible standard is a real challenge.”
We are extremely excited to see the finished results and would like to thank Mr Lamboll and all of his team who work so hard behind the scenes to make our facilities outstanding.