20 Sep Prue Leith Opens New Cookery School
Truro School’s new cookery school was officially opened last week, by Prue Leith.
Prue has had a long-established career as a chef, restauranteur, business woman and journalist, as well as hosting popular cookery shows including the Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu.
At the opening event, students had the opportunity to hear more about Prue Leith’s career in the food industry, personal interests and background, followed by an informative Q&A session.
The new cookery school provides students with bespoke, high-quality facilities, including; six cooking pods, teaching space, preparation and delivery rooms, and a restaurant space.
Students will be able to undertake practical cookery lessons, with sixth form students given the opportunity to complete Leiths Introductory Certificate of Food and Wine. In addition, the school will also be open to the community with regular cookery classes on Saturday mornings.
Andrew Gordon-Brown, Truro School Headmaster, said:
“It is fantastic that we are able to provide such state-of-the-art facilities, not only for our pupils to learn to cook but for our sixth formers to become associated with such a prestigious organisation as Leiths”.
WWA has been appointed to provide project management, contract administration, planning and building control services on a number of schemes at Truro School, as part of a programme of refurbishment and development works to provide new, quality teaching facilities for students.
Current projects include; refurbishment to the boarding houses, an extension of exam hall space, new medical centre, storage facility and chemistry block.
Daryl Hill, Managing Associate Partner and Project Lead, said: “This project was in two parts. Initially, we needed to move the religious education department into new modular buildings on site. This allowed us to then refurbish the existing structure and create the new cookery school”.
“WWA has a wealth of expertise working across the education sector, from academies through to university buildings and everything in between. We are, therefore, well placed to guide clients through the process of developing their estate and ultimately create environments that inspire and promote learning”.
“As a former Truro School pupil, I am very proud to be involved in the ongoing works at the school, creating fantastic new facilities for the students to enjoy”.
For more information, contact our Truro Office.