Investment for girls school in Portsmouth

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A NEW food technology room will be built at a school in Portsmouth.

The Girls’ Day School Trust will spend £350,000 on enhancing facilities at Portsmouth High School.

The food technology room will be built as part of The Bannell Centre at the senior school.

The building­ already houses a Sport England-standard sports hall, a design technology department complete with workshop and also modern geography classrooms.

Headteacher Jane Prescott said: ‘The new £350,000 development will enrich the curriculum and activities as well as provide a food preparation area for the many events run at the school.

‘Work will start in the autumn and the new facility will be ready for use in autumn term in 2014.

‘Both the junior and senior schools will have use of this new space.’

This announcement follows news of a £1.2m refurbishment of the science building this summer and a further £250,000 facelift for the school assembly hall.