£20,000 boost for school

PUBLISHED: 11:52 04 May 2006 | UPDATED: 10:06 06 May 2010

A SCHOOL which is set to expand following the closure of another school will receive more than £20,000 to become a training centre for Hertfordshire. From September Barnwell School in Stevenage will expand when it takes in pupils from Collenswood School,

A SCHOOL which is set to expand following the closure of another school will receive more than £20,000 to become a training centre for Hertfordshire.

From September Barnwell School in Stevenage will expand when it takes in pupils from Collenswood School, which is due to close in the summer.

Now Barnwell School has been asked by the Government to be an Enterprise Hub School for the county.

In return for more than £20,000 of additional funds the school has been asked to provide extra opportunities for students and to train teachers across the county.

Headteacher Richard Westergreen-Thorne said: "As well as being recognition for the work of the school, the funding will allow us to provide more opportunities for our students and train teachers from other schools in how to plan, organise and run events for students.

"I believe that students benefit enormously from these activities that make school life challenging and fun.


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