As a former pupil at a Kettering school, David Scott, has officially opened its new art studio, a purpose-built timber building which was designed and built by his family-run business.

David Scott, chairman of Scotts of Thrapston, attended St Peter’s School, in Headlands, Kettering from the age of four to eleven.  He was delighted to be welcomed back to the independent co-educational day school, which he attended 70 years ago, to open its new building known as The Cedar Hub.

The official opening was well attended and the reaction from the staff, parents and pupils was fabulous as they are all overjoyed with their new and inspiring facility.

The new Cedar Hub timber building provides a creative art studio and after-school space.  It features an open plan design which allows plenty of natural light to flood in, creating the perfect space for teaching art and design technology. It also blends the new building perfectly within the boundary of the listed school grounds.

Building work on the building lasted 20 weeks with minimal disruption to the class, staff and pupils.

Pictured above:  Tom Fray, left, Chairman of Governors at St Peter’s School with David Scott, Chairman.    Photo credit:  Cynthia Nolan