The recently completed Science and Mathematics Park at Loughborough Grammar School was officially declared open on Thursday 17th October by Professor Robert Allison, the Vice-Chancellor and President of Loughborough University.
Comprising one brand-new and three completely refurbished or extended buildings, the results of a five-year building programme, the Park provides state-of-the-art facilities for Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in buildings which bear the names of four 20th century Headmasters under whose leadership the School’s reputation grew to what it is today.
At the centre of the Park are recreational areas, provided to acknowledge the fact that “all work and no play” is an indigestible diet and that boys need to have facilities which exercise the body as well as the mind. To emphasise this particular point, after the opening ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor was invited to take part in an impromptu but brief game of basketball using one of the hoops provided, an invitation which he readily accepted.
Reflecting on the similarity between the aims and ethos of the school and those of the university, Professor Allison observed that between them Loughborough would represent the centre of educational excellence in the East Midlands with academic and recreational reputations second to none. The fine buildings of both campuses are testimony to each institution’s passion for high-quality education in surroundings which inspire.