Ground was broken earlier this week on The Hub, a major new building at an independent school in Bristol.
Once finished, the development at Badminton School will act as a social and learning space for both pupils and the local community at large.
The new facility is set to incorporate study booths, audio-visual technology, flexible seating configurations, catering facilities and a learning wall.
“Badminton School believes investing in the future of our campus and facilities demonstrates our passion, drive and absolute ambition to keep Badminton and its pupils at the very fore of our world-class provision, and will help us lead our school in the realms of innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Badminton School head, Rebecca Tear.
The Hub will also support students in honing a learning method that has proved invaluable since the arrival of Covid-19.
Badminton School believes investing in the future of our campus and facilities demonstrates our passion, drive and absolute ambition – Rebecca Tear, Badminton School
“[It] will allow greater scope for self-directed learning, an emerging strategy since pupils developed resilience as independent learners during the pandemic,” said the school.
“Recent times have highlighted the need for strong personal skills, communication, teamwork, resilience and adaptability, alongside propensity for lifelong learning, such as Badminton’s focus on metacognition and self-directed learning.”
Construction is slated to be completed early in the 2022 summer term.
The Hub is the latest in a line of developments at Badminton School to be undertaken in partnership with education interior designers, Envoplan. Previous projects have included the refurbishment of the Casson library and an upgrade of the school’s sixth form space.
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