Bishop opens new 6th form building

bishop-blesses-buildingBishop Alan Williams was the guest of honour at St Bonaventures School, Forest Gate on 3 February, when he officially opened its new purpose-built 6th Form building.

The special visit saw him blessing the new standalone building on Lancaster Road after having a tour of the new facilities. He was joined by other guests including parish priest of St Antonys, Fr John Moloney, governors and friends of the St Bonaventures community and people involved with the school.

head-boy-and-girlStarting with a ribbon cutting to officially open the building, the Bishop met with the headboy and headgirl of the 6th Form, Nathan and Balqis, and members  of the senior leadership team and guests. They chatted about the benefits the new two-storey space will bring to the school that includes a classroom, study area with computer suites, social space and meeting room.

 It will be a dynamic centre for post 16 learning and will support students’ aspirations, achievements and progression. Everyone at St Bons is very excited about the new facilities.

Headteacher, Paul Halliwell, added: “The Bishop also blessed the new Cardinal Manning Hall which has been refurbished recently and the visit went really well. I am so pleased our students will benefit from the new additions. The Bishop seemed to be really impressed and 2017 promises to be a great year for St Bonaventures as we also celebrate 140 years of education in Forest Gate. Our newest building is a fantastic new addition to our school and I know the students will love it.