For more photos please visit the Advent Collection part of the Gallery
Fylde Interiors started work on the re-development of the Music Rooms at the College on 21st November. The two existing rooms, which were originally the Borders’ Common Room, are being re-shaped to create two equal sized rooms – one will become an Ensemble Room and the other a dedicated Music ICT Room with music keyboards linked to computers for composition. The system will have headphones linked to the computers so students can listen to their own compositions privately; this will be a blessing to Ms Young whose Office is adjacent to the Music Suite. Unfortunately the organ has had to be removed but it had fallen into such a state of disrepair that it proved too costly to renovate. Hopefully one of the pianos can be sold to pay for the refurbishment of the other so there will be a first class Grand Piano in the Ensemble Room. There is also a Music Department Office and Storeroom as well as a soundproof music practice room being constructed in the new area. The builders are a little ahead of schedule and the work should be finished early next year.
To see more images please visit the Gallery
The event was run by SETPOINT Lancashire in conjunction with the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board), and required pupils to design and build a model roller coaster and design a poster to publicise it. The teams' efforts were judged by representatives from SETPOINT and the CITB. They were judging the pupils on their ability to work as a team as well as demonstrate design, practical and artistic skills plus the magical X factor! The pupils also got the chance to learn about careers in Construction and Engineering and, as an end of day reward, they enjoyed a free ride on the Pepsi Max Big One.