Netherhall Creative & Media Studio School Visited by the Duke of York
On 21st May, the Duke of York visited Netherhall Learning Campus and the Creative & Media Studio School in Huddersfield.
Following the unveiling of a ceremonial plaque, The Duke of York toured the Studio School and spoke to a number of young students about how this innovative new type of school is benefiting them.
The Duke of York holds an honorary role as Patron of the Studio Schools Trust. His Royal Highness has a long-standing interest in young people acquiring the employability and enterprise skills necessary to succeed in the labour market, and views Studio Schools as an important development in this field.
The tour included opportunities to talk to the building team behind the innovative £3.75m building due to open in November 2013, local businesses who are working alongside the students, as well as the staff and young entrepreneurs of the Kirklees Youth Enterprise Centre which is based within the School.
His Royal Highness is pictured speaking with Chris Halligan, director with Stephen George & Partners, architects for the Studio School building. Chris led the original design of the School for Stephen George & Partners and was responsible for developing many of the sustainable concepts for the building.
Chris is co-author of Stephen George & Partners’ award-winning Guide to Building Materials and the Environment.