Work is progressing well on Rydal Penrhos’ Sixth Form Ferguson Centre following an impressive fundraising campaign to renovate the facility.
Construction teams have been busy throughout the summer removing almost all trace of the former features at the site, in addition to adding a glass office for new Sixth Form head Leah Crimes.
A vibrant carpet and piano centrepiece is another prominent feature of the work that has been carried out so far, with the site set to be finished by the start of the academic year in September.
There will also be an official opening of the facility, including the new Kenworthy Room in recognition of form pupil and award-winning film producer Duncan Kenworthy’s significant donation to the campaign, at the annual Founders’ Weekend.
The school’s Annual Fund campaign centred on the renovation of the Centre, and after a host of generous donations from people associated with the school, a total of £90,487 was raised in just over four months.
The project was instigated by a pupil team led by Morgan Roberts and Anna Richardson, who had a “clear vision of how they wanted the centre to be”.
This included bright and vibrant areas for independent study, collaborative learning zones and social areas designed to inspire creativity and to provide a suitable working environment for each pupil using the space.
In addition to Sixth Form use, the centre will also be utilised by the entire Rydal Penrhos community and will host social events, concerts, drama performances and charity events.