Actor Joe Sims (Broadchurch) and make-up artist for the series Grace Kingsley, were the special guests at the official opening of the new sixth form block on Friday 14 June 2013.
pace Managers Allan Finnie and Neil Tucker were among the invited guests to represent members of the local business community, alongside students from Years 7-12, former students of the school and Governors. The event was well received by all with both Joe and Grace giving interesting backgrounds to their education and careers. Guests then enjoyed a buffet prepared by students from the food technology groups in lower school.
Deputy Head Gareth Beynon said “We are really pleased to open the new Sixth Form Block today, which will transform the experience we offer to our post six-teen students”. In the afternoon, Joe ran a drama workshop for the Year 12 Drama Students, who were joined by students from Gordano School and St Katherine’s School. “It’s been great to work with Joe today, we’ve really learnt a lot!” Maisie Welch (Yr. 12).