Digitech Studio School Bristol
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal officially opened Digitech Studio School part of the Cabot Learning Federation.
The Princess Royal spent about an hour touring this stunning brand new building. HRH met with staff, students, parents, academy councillors and some of the business and industry representatives that have developed strong links with Digitech Studio School and the Cabot Learning Federation, including Airbus, Amey, Bloodhound, Boomsatsuma, Intel and Mango.
During the tour, The Princess also experienced a Bloodhound workshop project with students and visited the Creative Media area where students were engaged in broadcasting on the school radio. This was the launch of the radio network which is designed to broadcast across the Cabot Learning Federation Academies.
Digitech Studio School boasts the latest state of the art technology and caters for 360 students between the ages of 14-19. As well as offering mainstream qualifications including GCSEs and A-levels, Digitech Studio School students also take part in regular work experience and employer-led workshops and projects as part of their studies to become the creative digital and high tech industry employees of the future.
The Princess Royal concluded her visit by unveiling a commemorative plaque and was presented with a posy of flowers and a small hamper of local foods from Digitech Head Boy, George Smith and Head Girl Elysia Wells, before departing.
Lis Jolley, Principal said, “I am delighted that HRH The Princess Royal opened our new building and it was great to welcome HRH and sharing the ethos and vision of Studio Schools.”
Haywood Village Academy
Weston super Mare
After much anticipation, Haywood Village Academy (primary) opened its doors in early September 2016 and boldly welcomed its first group of reception children. Taking inspiration from the former airfield site, the new build echoes its avionic routes with grey and blue brick designs and a dining hall canopy that resembles the form of aeroplane wings.
Haywood Village Academy has simple but clear mission, of “Providing a limitless education that empowers choice through enriching, meaningful and active opportunities developing lovely people”. In addition to this, the primary school aims to serve the community with Sports England standard sports facilities, meeting rooms and changing areas available for public use.