New £400,000 kitchen and dance studio for Robin Hood Junior School 05.02.10
The Mayor of Sutton opened a new dance studio and kitchen at Robin Hood Junior School on Tuesday (2 February) after a £400,000 refurbishment before joining staff and pupils for lunch.
Both the school and local community or theatrical groups will be able to use the studio for a range of drama and dance lessons. Two extra rooms for small group work and teacher training have been built, creating an even more flexible and varied learning experience for children.
Refurbishment work which began in the summer was jointly funded by Sutton council and Robin Hood Junior School. The extensive remodelling work created plenty of space for a new dance studio and two additional rooms to be built. The kitchen now boasts a range of new equipment to cater for the school's 350 pupils. It replaces the old Sutton Central Kitchen which was originally built to provide meals for several schools across the borough.
Cllr Tony Brett Young, Executive Member for Learning Services, says: "These excellent new facilities are a great addition for the school.
"They give the school and community groups a great new space to learn about drama and dance, and ensure pupils will also continue to get top notch grub."
Emma Walford, Headmaster of Robin Hood Junior School, says: "We're delighted to have these two new facilities. The studio will allow us to expand our dance and drama programme, and be a real asset to the school and wider community.
"We're also committed to providing our children with healthy, nutritious food and this superb new kitchen will help us do just that."
Last updated: Monday, 12 April 2010