Former Park Community School pupil and big wave surfer Andrew Cotton has returned to his old school to open a new geography suite.

Big wave surfer Andrew Cotton in actionBig wave surfer Andrew Cotton in action

Over the summer the school has relocated and refurbished its geography suite, creating new classrooms.

Additional summer work has seen more teaching spaces created for English, maths and science.

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Headteacher Gareth Roscoe said: “We are extremely pleased with the new facilities and our summer development works.

“This builds on the work of previous years and the campus now helps to match the developments in teaching and learning undertaken over the past three years.

“The students are really excited by the new areas for geography, photography and English.

“Furthermore we have managed to add additional teaching capacity for science and maths as part of our wider development work. We are grateful to Andy Cotton for coming in to help the students and school, mark this important development.”

Paul Greenland, the head of geography added “Our students deserve the highest quality environments and experiences available and we’re really excited that we’re able to offer them that inside our new classrooms.

“We’re hoping our students will be further inspired to explore and protect our world while pushing themselves to achieve more. We’re especially grateful to Andy Cotton, a former Park student, who demonstrates these ideals through his global adventures as one of the world’s best big wave surfers.”