The school officially opened its new £6M Science, Art and Design Technology Centre, situated at the heart of the main Senior School campus.
The innovative building has been named 'The Canon Perfect Centre' after a prominent former pupil and Headmaster of the College who, during his 31 year tenure, oversaw many building projects at the school. The new building see the completion of an academic quad, with clever, thoughtful design perfectly blending old and new architecture.
On 13 October, major donors and Friends of the school were invited to the building's official opening and given tours of the classrooms. Sixth Form pupil and prefect, Amara Relf, spoke to the guests about how their generosity in giving to the school makes an enormous difference, not just by donating towards wonderful facilities, but by giving many local pupils the opportunity to join the school with bursary support.
The new facility, with its light, spacious classrooms and state-of-the-art equipment, further underlines the school's commitment to creativity and innovation, providing an inspiring environment to enhance pupils' learning.
Design Technology workshops are housed on the lower ground floor, followed by two floors of Science classrooms and labs, and Art and Photography studios on the top floor, with huge sliding doors opening onto outside balconies. The building has also been designed to accommodate plenty of exhibition space for showcasing pupils' work.
St Lawrence College Principal, Antony Spencer, commented "Preparing our pupils for an uncertain but exciting future that will be dominated by the growth of AI, robotics and emerging technologies makes it even more important that we foster the human qualities of imagination, innovation and creativity. We are delighted that this new building reflects this vision."