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Music legend launches new facilities at Trinity High School
3:40pm Friday 21st September 2012 in Local
TRINITY High School got a visit from a celebrity former student this week, when Duran Duran’s John Taylor, opened the new £200,000 music suite.
The school learned in June had it had been successful in a bid for £661,800 from the Education Funding Agency, and the new equipment includes a bank of iMac computers, a recording studio and soundproofed practice rooms, while they also have plans to replace windows, facades and the roof coverings on two of the main school buildings.
Marian Barton, head teacher said: ““The school is delighted that John has found time in his very hectic schedule to open our new music suite. We appreciate that with the Olympic concert in Hyde Park in July and the launch of his autobiography, ‘In the Pleasure Grove: Love, Death and Duran Duran’, this month, this has been a busy time.
“Music is a popular subject at Trinity with the number of students choosing to study it at key stage 4 and post 16 increasing every year. This state of the art music suite will provide our students with plenty of opportunities to both perform, compose and produce music.”
Mr Taylor attended the former Abbey High School, which was closed in 2001 as part of a reorganisation of schools in Redditch, and Trinity was opened on the same site.