A team of students from The Skinners’ Kent Academy have had a first tour of their new building. The Year 8 and 9 students, who are the Academy New Build Student Advocates, will have incredible access to the site during a series of tours over the next six months. They will then report back to the rest of the students on how their new Academy is developing.
Year 9 Skinners’ Kent Academy Student, Pauline Westhuizen, says” We can see the site from the windows in the English and Maths block, but it’s a different and more exciting experience to see it for myself. I can’t wait until we move in for good. It’ll be great to be in such a modern building.”
With the foundations laid, work on the concrete frame has commenced and the building is starting to take shape. During the coming months the main construction focus will remain on erecting the frame and the installation of the All Weather Pitch.
The Skinners’ Kent Academy Principal, Mrs Carr, says “It is very exciting to see the building take shape. It will be a wonderful learning environment for all our students and those joining us in Year 7 will be the very first to enjoy these wonderful new facilities for the whole of their Academy life.”
A webcam has been installed to track progress at one of Tunbridge Wells' biggest investment projects – the new building for The Skinners' Kent Academy. The camera streams live footage of the building works on the £21.4 million new building.
The state-of-the-art building, which will feature the latest computer technology, is expected to be completed in early 2013. It will include facilities for The Academy’s Science and Engineering specialism, a lecture hall and drama space as well as the redevelopment of The Academy’s 29 acres of grounds. This will include outdoor learning areas, performance spaces and excellent sports facilities.
Mon, March 5, 2012
by Talya Roberson