This marked the latest stage of a £2.2 million project that is set to transform the lives of Culford pupils for years to come.
The headmaster said: “We are thrilled and delighted that this exciting project is now underway. A library should be at the heart of every place of learning and this wonderful new facility will be hugely beneficial to Culford’s pupils and the local community.”
The library will provide Culford with a suite of new study facilities, including:
- Flexible study areas across the mezzanine and ground floors facilitating both group and individual study
- An 80-seat lecture theatre for talks from teachers, authors and visiting speakers
- Over 10,000 books
- Internet access to allow for online research and discovery
The library will also be available at selected times for the local Culford community to use so its benefit will be felt well beyond Culford’s gates.
Suffolk-based company Seamans Building have now started the 40-week construction project and Duncan Haydon, the company’s managing director, a Culford parent, and a former pupil, was one of many who joined in at the turf cutting ceremony and who witnessed the school chaplain bless the site. Now that the project is underway, Seamans will give pupils studying subjects such as Geography, Physics, Art and Design Technology supervised access to the site, which will enable them to study a large scale construction at first-hand.