Source: NW Evening Mail, 5 October 2010
PHASE two of St Bernard’s Catholic High School redevelopment has started and is set to be complete for September.
The next stage is being carried out by construction firm Seddon. It will see the school gain a block of nine new classrooms for modern foreign languages, history and geography at the back of the school.
Headteacher Eugene Tumelty said the additional space would allow alterations to other parts of the school which are not adequate for teaching with modern resources.
Religious education and pastoral support will be based in revamped rooms.
The second stage will also see the extension to the library and the cold bar, an area used at lunchtime for students who bring a packed lunch. Mr Tumelty said the work would see the quality of provision in Furness secondary schools take a major step forward.
He added that St Bernard’s had been fortunate to gain Cumbrian funding, while schools in west Cumbria lost Building Schools for the Future money from the government.