Bishop opens arts centre

CHILDREN at an Ipswich school are now benefiting from a new £1.8million arts and humanities building.Roman Catholic bishop, Right Rev Michael Evans blessed the building and new chapel at St Albans High School at an opening ceremony yesterday.

CHILDREN at an Ipswich school are now benefiting from a new £1.8million arts and humanities building.

Roman Catholic bishop, Right Rev Michael Evans blessed the building and new chapel at St Albans High School at an opening ceremony yesterday.

The building, which contains a multi-purpose hall, drama studio, music room, three practise rooms, two art rooms and four classrooms, was financed by the Department of Education and Skills, the local education authority and the diocese of East Anglia.

The chapel, which can seat 90 people, is being funded by the deanery, the school community and private benefactors.

As a result of the extra facilities, the school admitted 70 more pupils into year seven in September, with numbers set to rise to 990 by 2008.