A MULTI-MILLION pound revamp at two South Derbyshire schools has been given the royal seal of approval by the Duke of Kent.
Children waved Union flags to greet His Royal Highness Prince Edward as he officially opened Repton School’s Science Priory and The Quad at Foremarke Hall, Repton’s preparatory school.
The royal even donned a pair of 3D glasses to experience the full effects of a new projector in the state-of-the-art science block.
Speaking ahead of unveiling a plaque in the atrium of the £9 million development, the duke said: “I can’t tell you how delighted I am to see this magnificent new science building.
“I know it will inspire a lot of young scientists.”
The royal was then shown around the new labs, viewed the 3D projection and was introduced to representatives of the design team and contractors, as well as to key donors, by head teacher of Repton School Robert Holroyd.
He chatted with pupils as he made his way around the building, asking them about their class work and subjects.
Following lunch at Repton School, the duke moved on to Foremarke Hall to open The Quad development.
During his time at Foremarke, the duke saw its music facility, the languages department, the English and humanities departments, the new art block complete with kiln, and the Greenpower garage which houses Foremarke’s award-winning electric cars.