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Official opening for £18 million Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College

A new £18 million sports college was officially opened today at Archbishop Beck in Fazakerley. In attendance to open the sports college were special guests Mayor Joe Anderson, Baroness Estelle Morris and Archbishop of Liverpool, Malcolm McMahon

The official opening involved tours of the new school building, special performances and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by Mayor Joe Anderson and Baroness Estelle Morris.

It was smiles all round for the school after the new facilities were completed, despite setbacks such as the scrapping of Liverpool’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project in 2010. Fast forward four years and the school can now enjoy their new facilities, which include a sports hall with six courts, a 3G pitch, a theatre and recording studios.

Mayor Joe Anderson, a key figure in the school’s redevelopment, said: “The new Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College is a fantastic new facility which will provide thousands of young people with a fantastic education in great surroundings.”

Head teacher Paul Dickinson is also delighted with the finished results, saying: “This is an outstanding new college campus that will benefit all the students and the wider community of north Liverpool.”

“We are extremely grateful to Mayor Anderson and councillor Jane Corbett for all their endeavours over the past two years to ensure that our dreams of an outstanding new college campus became reality”

The school, which was built by Willmott Dixon Construction, educates 1,200 pupils, many of which were in attendance at the official opening. Students were involved in showing guests around the new facilities, entertaining guests through various musical performances and leading several prayers throughout the afternoon.

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