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A renovation lesson for college students.

Byline: LINDSEY SAMPSON

STOCKTON sixth form students will return in September to a brighter college after a PS250,000 renovation project.

The college plans to overhaul its existing student social areas, giving students the benefit of renovated communal facilities including a modern catering and dining area, common room and break-out spaces which can be used for revision or quiet study.

The refurbishment will be completed throughout the college's summer break, ensuring no disruption to term-time teaching. The plans follow on from a recently completed PS4.5m refurbishment of the college's teaching and support facilities, including a renovated Learning Resource Centre, state-of-the-art science laboratories, a revamped art and design studio, media and film facilities and new areas for pastoral care and careers guidance.

Rachel Angus, acting principal at the Bishopton Road West college, said: "Our recent renovation work has significantly upgraded the college's teaching and learning environment and we hope this next project will also allow students to relax, eat and study in a modern social space.

"We place huge importance on giving students the best facilities, both in and out of the classroom, and we have worked very closely with our student council to find out exactly what students want from their communal areas."

Council president Lizzie Pearson said: "The college's new facilities are having a fantastic effect on students and it will be great to have a refurbished common room to socialise in."

The project will be funded by a grant awarded to the college by the Education Funding Agency.

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CHANGES: Rachel Angus, above, acting principal at Stockton Sixth Form College, below left, says the new look, left, comes after work with the student council
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jun 3, 2013
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