Holsworthy school block to be named after late councillor

A NEW science and technology block at Holsworthy Community College will be officially opened next week. The �785,000 scheme provides a purpose-built block which replaces the four existing science laboratories and the small and outdated design and technol

A NEW science and technology block at Holsworthy Community College will be officially opened next week.

The �785,000 scheme provides a purpose-built block which replaces the four existing science laboratories and the small and outdated design and technology rooms.

The new building is being named after the late Holsworthy county councillor, Des Shadrick.

Holsworthy principal David Fitzsimmons said: "We wished to express our appreciation of the hard work, support and guidance which Des Shadrick gave us which helped considerably in taking this idea to fruition."


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The development will be officially opened by the Chairman of Devon County Council, John Berry, and Mrs Marjorie Shadrick on Tuesday at 2pm.

Mr Fitzsimmons said: "The old areas were certainly not inspiring for the next generation of scientists, designers and technologists, which is what we strive for as a Specialist Technology College.

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"Now we can encourage active and independent learning through practical experiments, designing and manufacturing for all students in every lesson.

"This will help the students learn and develop their own interests and understanding, together with the skills they need to take their studies further.

"I want to pay tribute to the college governors who have provided excellent guidance and support for this major project."

Devon's Cabinet Member for Schools and Skills, Christine Channon, said: "I am delighted to see these much improved facilities for students taking science and design and technology.

"No one would have got more pleasure in seeing this new building opened than Des Shadrick, who was committed to education, and it is entirely fitting that Marjorie should be performing the task.

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