As you approach the new school, there is no doubting where you are!
In the waiting area is the school’s trophy cabinet. Above is one of the many flat screen TVs which are found throughout the school, these show pupils, staff and visitors any events which are happening on that day. In this photograph, the S4 assembly is being advertised.
One large dining hall replaces the previous divided halls in the Shelley Drive building. Large windows on the left of the picture allow a view into the playground.
You may recognise the banners – they were taken from the Shelley Drive school and have been relocated to the new assembly hall. Made to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the school in 1998, these will now see the school through to the 150th Anniversary celebrations in 2023.
The school stage. Hopefully many new school productions will be held here to continue the great musical tradition of CHS.
As we walked through the corridors, I noticed a design innovation which I had never seen before. What’s that room at the right of the photo? See photos 07 & 08.
I wasn’t planning on taking photos of the lavatorial arrangements, but this “open plan” system is designed to prevent smoking, bullying and “skiving” in the toilets. I think it’s a marvellous idea! The colour coding of the walls indicates the gender – blue for boys…
…and green for girls!
The layout of the building allows a view of the floors above.