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Official opening of new canteen at St Bernard’s Grammar School

by Robyn Fletcher | Feb 1, 2020 | Blog, Education

This week saw the official opening of the new canteen at St Bernard's Grammar School. Staff and pupils can now enjoy the new building designed and built by the team at TG Escapes.

The business manager Angela Mellish said 'We always knew that it would be a great building, but it was even better than we expected'.

Tuesday's ceremony gave Father Kevin O'Driscoll the chance to bless it, watched by guests who included council officers, governors, staff, parents, headteachers from other schools and representatives from the Diocese.

The new cafe is the first building to be completed at the school since 2003. It is also used as a study room for Sixth Form students when they are not in lessons.

Paul Kassapian, headteacher, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to provide a brand new facility, which will significantly improve pupil's school experience. I would like to thank all those who have contributed to the successful completion of this exciting project. We have been really impressed with the quality of our new building and have recommended TG Escapes to a number of other schools, looking to undertake similar projects.

Pupils have been delighted with their new Café facility which provides a modern dining and study experience.

The team at TG Escapes were very professional from the beginning of the project to its completion. They were attentive to our our needs and solution-focused in their responses.

The project started and completed on the exact days agreed and came in on budget, which was a great reassurance for the school and governors.

The professionalism of the team on site during the construction period was exemplary.

We developed a good working relationship with the team on site, who were expertly led and liaised very well with our existing site team.

We we are looking to work with TG Escapes again in the future!"


About the author

Robyn Fletcher
Robyn has been with TGEscapes for 8 years working in various areas of the company including sales, administration, marketing and customer service with a particular interest in social media. She has trained in business and administration, as well as working for a short time in insurance. Robyn has grown up and lives in rural Herefordshire, she is the mother of a lovely 6 year old boy and has an interest in all things environmental.

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