01:59AM, Wednesday 03 October 2012
A new and improved sixth form block has been formally opened following a major refurbishment.
The block, at Furze Platt Senior School in Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead, opened at the start of the new school year but was officially unveiled by the Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Colin Rayner, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday.
The £180,000 remodelling work has seen quiet study zones introduced, along with a new reception area and dedicated teaching rooms.
Headteacher Tanya White said: "It's much more fit for a 21st century student.
"It feels like that bridge between school and university and that was important to us."
The ceremony was followed by an hour-long talk from Maidenhead-based prop designer Paul Robbens on his work on films including Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean.
The talk marked the start of a series of Monday afternoon seminars for sixth-formers.
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