Staff, Students and visitors enjoyed a day of celebration at King George V College on Saturday 6th June. The College welcomed visitors to join them for an Open Day and Summer Festival to celebrate the grand opening of the new £4million Creative Arts Building.

Principal, Adele Wills, said, “It was a fantastic day and so wonderful to see our new resources available for students to try out.”

The building was officially opened at 10.30am by Adele Wills and KGV students Charlie Hayward and Elena Barton. Guests where then invited to explore the new facilities, get advice and guidance from course staff and enjoy a line up of performances from local students including the college’s production of ‘Grease’, the Birkdale High School jazz band, performances from music and music technology students, as well as a special Mandela Tribute from students from Linaker Primary School.

There was also a local market fair (sponsored by the Crackled Pig and Beauty One 2 One) and family activities for visitors to enjoy. Juice FM provided the soundtrack to the day with Total Access host Elliot Hollman making a guest appearance. Not even a leaky pipe could put a dampner on the days festivities.

Jan Regan, Assistant Principal HR and Estates, said, “The building is even more amazing than we could ever have dreamed of and the facilities are truly overwhelming. When work started on the project 16 months ago this day seemed like a distant dream so it has been lovely to see everything come together finally.”

The building will house the Creative arts subjects: Art and Design, Drama, Film and Media Studies, Music and Music Technology and will also accommodate other A Level students.

The building will provide some of the best facilities in the area, including a lecture theatre for up to 120 people, which can also be used as a performance space.


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