£8m school hall will make class ‘even more fun’

6/9/2011'The 'floating' chapel in the new Nash-Harris building at Berkhamsted School.
6/9/2011'The 'floating' chapel in the new Nash-Harris building at Berkhamsted School.

THESE children found out that their school had doubled in size when they began their new term on Monday.

The new Nash-Harris building at Berkhamsted School Kings Campus was completed after 18 months during their summer holidays, and includes new classrooms, laboratories and a new staff room.

The centrepiece of the £8m construction is a ‘floating’ chapel with a stained glass window designed by artist Mark Angus.

Mr Angus has previously worked on windows at Durham Cathedral, independent Oundle School’s chapel in Peterborough and the Royal Grammar School in Worcester.

Pupil Imogen Tyler, 13 said: “I like it a lot; it’s modern and has a lot more facilities. The bigger dining room is much better and more sociable.”

Friend Jess Leedham, also 13, said: “Lessons are even more fun now, especially in the classrooms where we have computers built into the desks. I really like the new round tables in the dining room, and the stained glass window looks amazing.”