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Work starts on college’s new teaching block

09:18 17 July 2014

Celebrating a ground breaking moment at Honiton Community as work begins on a new teaching block. Pictured is college principal Glenn Smith, chairman of governors, Lynda Price, and students Charlotte Rose and Andrew Sullivan.

Celebrating a ground breaking moment at Honiton Community as work begins on a new teaching block. Pictured is college principal Glenn Smith, chairman of governors, Lynda Price, and students Charlotte Rose and Andrew Sullivan.

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Honiton Community College has celebrated a ground-breaking moment as work started on the construction of its new teaching block.

The new technology and modern foreign languages building has been made possible after the college secured £1.61 million of Government funding from the Education Funding Agency’s Academies and Capital Maintenance Fund.

As part of the project the college will be replacing two of its outdated teaching buildings with a new purpose-built one.

The college’s chairman of governors, Lynda Price, has welcomed the start of building work, which will enhance the learning facilities for students. She said: “It is absolutely brilliant. We have been waiting so long for this. This will make the college fit for the future.”

The new building will provide bigger classrooms, up-to-date facilities and improved access for disabled students.

Principal Glenn Smith added: “This means the college will have a state-of-the art teaching building, which should inspire students further.

“It is really a shot in the arm for the college and a testament to the hard work the governors and management team has put in with the staff in order to secure this successful bid.”

Honiton Community College is in the process of submitting further bids for phase two of the project, which would look to improve sports facilities. Additional phases are planned and would focus on the science, creative arts and business studies facilities.

A time lapse camera has been set up to capture the build as it progresses. It is also hoped that concepts of the build can be used in lessons.

On completion of the build the existing languages and technology teaching blocks will be demolished, which will provide an additional paved area for sports and recreation.

The handover of the new teaching block is expected early in the new year.

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