Cottenham Village college opens £6.5m sixth form centre

Sixth Form centre at Cottenham Village College, Cambridgeshire
Image caption Part of the new £6.5m sixth form centre at Cottenham Village College

A college building equipped with facilities for pupils with hearing, speech and language needs has opened in Cambridgeshire.

The units will provide support for young people throughout the county and form part of a new £6.5m sixth form at Cottenham Village College.

The building also includes community facilities, radio and television studios, and an IT suite.

It was funded by the Young People's Learning Agency and the county council.

The Hearing Support Centre contains small rooms which have been acoustically treated to minimise "white noise" and allow audiology work to take place.

The Speech and Language Centre has several rooms suitable for one-to-one work including speech therapy.

Public artwork in the building was created with the help of local people who contributed to a hanging sculpture made up of 400 glass tiles.

Deputy head of the village college, Peter Marshall, described the new sixth form as "a unique facility for the benefit of students as well as the wider community".

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