Cornelius Vermuyden School in Dinant Avenue, Canvey, has undergone a multi-million pound transformation, which has seen 90 per cent of the school reconstructed.Hmmmm….
The work has been carried out with £20million of Government funding as part of the now axed Building Schools for the Future programme.
The second phase of the project is now complete with classrooms created from steel girders and an “immersive” room, which can transport pupils into a different world.
The walls and floor of the room are digital and touch sensitive, which means the schoolchildren can be transported to a virtual location, and can take a tour of a First World War battlefield or another part of history.
Katy Hibben, assistant headteacher, said the whole school had an open feel which was largely influenced by the pupils’ own suggestions.Let’s hope you can now teach the kiddiewinks to read, write and add up, eh? Or all the money spent will just be wasted.
She said: “Some of the classrooms don’t have doors. It has a college-like feel as opposed to a secondary school.
“It is an open, airy space, it is what our pupils have asked for. They were quite involved in the design process. All of the teachers are absolutely blown away by this space.”
Mind you, at least you'll still be ahead of some Essex schools.