I was thrilled when a couple of months ago an invitation dropped onto the mat inviting me to the official opening of the Thorp Academy STEM building. STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and the new purpose-built facility stands to the rear of the school where (in my day) the hockey pitch used to be.
The official opening of the STEM building took place at 9am this morning, January 15th, and it was Baroness Morris of Yardley (Estelle Morris) who did the honours. One of the speakers pointed out that, whilst it’s exciting to witness new developments, he always feels sorry for the former students who are missing out. I know what he means, I’ve missed it all by forty years, but nevertheless it’s wonderful to see, and be privy to the marvellous opportunities now available. Here are some photos.