Was extremely lucky yesterday to have the opportunity to visit Rednock School up in Dursley, Glos’.
Like us they have been the beneficiaries of a brand spanking new BSF one school pathfinder school but they are a little further down the line than we are as they moved in this September. We were there ostensibly for a Frog awareness day, which was of course excellent, with a cracking presentation by Niall Brennan from Arrowvale school (who have just rolled out their install to students just 3 weeks ago). However we also were given the chance to tour the new building in the afternoon.
To say I was impressed would be a massive understatement. WOW! It was jaw droppingly amazing. What impressed was the phenomenal architectural statement which was bold & adventurous but on a very human scale. Externally the library ‘pod’ grabs your attention but the mix of timber & coloured panelling was highly effective too. Overall the immediate impression was of style & a very ‘european’ sophistication. Internally the building was just as engaging with bright, airy spaces & subtle detail but with strong style & purpose. The communal & ‘breakout’ areas were an excellent idea and the teaching spaces appeared very inviting. Of course there have been a few teething problems, which are only to be expected, but the overall impression was fantastic. If our new school is half as good as Rednock it’ll be brilliant.
Enough gushing for one day I think.