Educate joins Archbishop Blanch on first day at new school

Students from Archbishop Blanch have returned to their brand new school on Earle Road in Wavertree. Educate went along to speak to students on the first day of the new term to find out about their all-important first thoughts…

Both old and new students were keen to give their first impressions of their fresh learning environment; a £16 million new school building rebuilt under Liverpool City Council’s £170m Schools Investment Plan.

“The school is fantastic. Compared to our old building, the new one will provide so many more opportunities and will also motivate us to learn”, says Sophie Harrison, a Year 12 student at the school.

The impressive new building provides a vibrant, modern learning environment and boasts a theatre, recording and dance studios together with state of the art sports facilities. For the first time in the school’s history, Archbishop Blanch now has its own on-site sports pitches.

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Archbishop Blanch students read the new issue of Educate magazine!

Hot of the press, students even got their hands on the new September issue of Educate magazine which features the school’s Career Ready initiative.

As the only all-girls Church of England school in Liverpool, the dedicated prayer room incorporates stained glass windows from the two founding schools, St Edmund’s College and Liverpool Girls’ College, to give a sense of history as well as a new vision.

The building also features a ‘Christian Values’ wall – an attractive display of words which embodies the school’s ethos.

New Year 7 students were quick to comment on the vibrancy of the building and were impressed by the design.

“As a new student, I love how open the school is. It’s bright and airy and the balconies mean you can see everything that’s going on,” says Elizabeth MacFarlane.

To celebrate the new building, Year 12 and 13 students are being given the chance to put their own stamp on the school by naming the sixth form community area.

Archbishop Blanch C of E School will be holding its official open evening for 2016 admission for Year 7s on Thursday 24 September at 6pm where parents and prospective pupils will be able to visit the new school and see its first class facilities for themselves.

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