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Demolition starts at former Blackburn high school

Lancashire Telegraph: RAZED Blackburn’s Witton Park High School RAZED Blackburn’s Witton Park High School

DEMOLITION of the cramped, dark and damp old buildings that used to be Blackburn’s Witton Park High School started this week.

While pupils revel in their new super-school classrooms and state of the art facilities, the bulldozers have moved in next door to clear the debris of a previous educational era.

After teachers worked through August to make sure the new buildings complete with outdoor classrooms, multi-games areas, gardens and orchards were ready for students in September, the demolition teams have now moved in to clear the site of the former school structures.

Headteacher Dean Logan said staff and pupils were delighted with their new home packed with the latest ICT and state-of-the-art technology.

The school this year celebrated its departure from the old buildings with its best results ever with a 10 per cent increase in the number of children obtaining five A* to Cs including English and Mathematics.

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9:05pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Phil Simpson says...

Are orchards a necessity for North Western schools & are outdoor classrooms the best learning environment for East Lancashire's schoolchildren? The answer "no" to both of these questions just shows what a profligate waste of money this new school is.

At least there was a results hike in final year of the old school. If it had been a year later, those behind Blackburn's BSF programme would have credited said results improvements with the new buildings ignoring the efforts of the teachers & students.
Are orchards a necessity for North Western schools & are outdoor classrooms the best learning environment for East Lancashire's schoolchildren? The answer "no" to both of these questions just shows what a profligate waste of money this new school is. At least there was a results hike in final year of the old school. If it had been a year later, those behind Blackburn's BSF programme would have credited said results improvements with the new buildings ignoring the efforts of the teachers & students. Phil Simpson
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