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    The Peake Building opens its doors at Joyce Frankland Academy

    Posted On: 21/09/18

    On Thursday 20th September, MP for Saffron Walden Kemi Badenoch opened a new, state of the art teaching building at Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport. The building boasts 8 classrooms. This includes a dedicated media and photography suite which has been named after an ex-student and long standing member of the Old Newportonian Society, Christopher Bowditch, whose bequest enabled to furnishing of the suite.

    Students at Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport are thoroughly enjoying learning in the new building. One student said, ‘it is a fantastic environment, everyone looks forward to lessons in there’. After consultation with staff and students, Principal Duncan Roberts named the building after astronaut, Sir Timothy Peake.

    ‘Naming the building after such an inspirational figure linked very poignantly the values of our Academy. I am delighted that MP Kemi Badenoch took the time to visit and officially open our new building. This is an highly exciting development for the Academy and will serve generations of students and staff in their endeavours to fulfil their potential.’