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Bishop of Shrewsbury opens Wirral school's new building
4:22pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
WIRRAL students were joined by the Bishop of Shrewsbury as a new school building was officially opened.
The Right Reverand Mark Davies attended the blessing and opening of the sixth form block at St Anselm’s College today.
Outwood House, which opened for teaching earlier this month, was originally home the school’s Christian Brothers but had been empty for the last two years.
But after a £1.4m revamp, the building has been restored for sixth-formers’ use.
Rt Rev. Davies blessed the House with holy water and incense during a special ceremony to mark the occasion.
And headteacher Simon Duggan said students are enjoying having lessons in the historic building.
He said: “The refurbishment has taken about a year to complete and it is fantastic that students can now use this beautiful building. Although it would have been too expensive to start from scratch anyway, I am pleased that we have put the building to good use and kept its character.
“The students are really loving how grand it all is and the history that’s here.”
Blessing the building, Rt. Rev. Davies said: “We are here today to acknowledge the contribution the Christian Brothers made to education in Birkenhead. They gave their own home over for the purpose of this sixth-from centre.”