The Bulmershe School opens £3.5m auditorium block

Bulmershe School performing Grease Image copyright Bulmershe School
Image caption The auditorium was officially opened with a gala performance of Grease

A £3.5m entertainment block has been opened at a Berkshire school.

The new Bulmershe School building, based in Woodley, Reading, was unveiled by Wokingham borough mayor UllaKarin Clark. It boasts a 400-seat auditorium.

It also houses six classrooms with computer workstations, a sixth form centre, meeting rooms, reception area and administration offices.

Councillor Rob Stanton, who is chairman of the school's project board, said "every detail" had been debated.

He added: "We've planned and planned for these new facilities... but there's nothing quite like seeing it up and running [and] seeing just how much of a difference it will make to this school."

The borough council has invested £6m in the school in the past three years to improve standards.

Head teacher Emma Reynolds said the auditorium and "21st Century learning environment" represented "further superb opportunities" for students.

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