Gagan Mohindra MP attended Rickmansworth School to officially open the newly built Innovation & Design block.
The member of parliament for South West Hertfordshire, Friday, April 22, took part in some 3D printing with students, just one of the many examples of the latest technology and equipment the new block is kitted out with, while also providing new classroom space.
Mr Fletcher, headteacher, said: “At Rickmansworth School, we are extremely conscious that we are preparing our students for future careers that simply do not exist today.
“It is vital that we continue to invest in new technologies and workspaces that allow students to experience cutting edge equipment and techniques that allow them to develop into the engineers and technological trailblazers of the future”.
Mr Mohindra added: “It was fantastic to see first-hand the new block, and all the equipment it boasts. I have no doubt the students will make the most of this new workspace and I look forward to seeing the work they produce with these brilliant resources at their fingertips.”
During the visit, which fell on Earth Day, Mr Mohindra took the opportunity to meet with the School’s Eco Committee and, presented with the committee’s own actions to address environmental issues, took students’ questions on various environmental matters, focusing particularly on what can be done locally.
In celebration of Earth Day, the School’s Eco Committee held various eco-themed activities throughout the week, including discussions and debates around some very important issues concerning climate change.
Rickmansworth School, as a member of the Green Croxley initiative, also invited students and families to join the local litter pick in the area held earlier that week.