EXTENSIVE EDUCATION IN ELSTREE
New facilities are on the way at the high-achieving Haberdashers’ Aske’s schools in Elstree.
At the boys’ school, building work is due to commence on a new sports pavilion, for use at the start of the 2014/15 academic year. Key features will include a 25m, eight-lane swimming pool, squash courts and a fitness suite. The pool will provide firstclass facilities for water polo and swimming, at which the school has excelled for years.
Habs Girls has received full planning permission for a multi-purpose building project, to open from September 2015. The new building will incorporate dining facilities, a junior hall and performance space, a playground and additional teaching rooms. Extensive landscaping will transform the heart of the school into a much greener environment, including al fresco eating areas. The girls are actively involved in the design process and will advise the architects on the internal design and layout, as well as selecting the furniture.
The building projects are part of the Haberdashers schools’ commitment to providing the best facilities. Both schools offer advanced ICT resources, modern libraries, dedicated music facilities, swimming pools and gyms and highspec labs.
The schools have a thriving Jewish community and host events such as the girls’ school’s visit from the UJIA Magic Moments team. This group of Israeli girls and boys gave an inspiring presentation about Yom Hazikaron, Remembrance Day, and shed light on the differences between school life in London and in Israel. The session ended off with a discussion about the Israeli flag and its personal symbolism to the girls.
Open Day for both schools is October 5 (weekday visits bookable).