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Columbus Wins Civic Trust Awards

posted 27 Aug 2013, 07:36 by Web Admin   [ updated 27 Aug 2013, 07:37 ]
 Malcolm Reeve attended the Civic Trust Awards in Cardiff recently on my behalf and I am very proud to be able to let you know that Columbus won two awards for its new buildings. 

School Campus won a Commendation and the citation read as follows:

Columbus School is an impressive, well-executed project that can accommodate up to 120 pupils, 3 to 13 years old, who have profound disabilities and complex needs. This school has been created by retaining and remodelling the eastern half of an existing single-storey school, redeveloping the western half of the school on two levels and uniting the parts by a broad, two and a half storey “street” - a generous, bright thoroughfare. Together with Columbus College the overall “campus” is delightful, with excellent universal design credentials. The campus reinforces the students’ rites of passage as they pass through each stage of their education and go on to lead inclusive, fulfilling lives.

College Campus won a Commendation and the citation read as follows:

Columbus College is an inspirational school that can accommodate up to 120 students, 11 to 19 years old, who have profound disabilities and complex needs. The building design is simple and logical, with impressive openness linking purposefully to the external landscape, bringing it into the building to broaden the range of learning environments. The community has access to a cafe and restaurant as well as the LRC, hydrotherapy pool and sports facilities. The building is well-planned, consistently detailed and creates a contemporary yet welcoming environment in which to prepare students to enjoy inclusive and socially fulfilling lives.

More information about the awards can be found at http://www.civictrustawards.org.uk/the-award/about-the-award/

Ginny Bellard

Principal