Celebrations as £2m campaign completed

The drive to raise �2million for the new Art and Design Technology Centre has been concluded.
The drive to raise �2million for the new Art and Design Technology Centre has been concluded.

The ambitious Pocklington School campaign to create a new Art and Design Technology Centre has reached its £2 million fundraising target.

The campaign for the new centre was formally launched in 2015 and was part of the school’s strategic development plan.

Boosted by a significant contribution from Old Pocklingtonian Brian Fenwick-Smith, the campaign quickly gathered momentum and Governors gave the go-ahead for building work to start on the project in August 2016.

The target was achieved thanks to the generosity of the school’s community of donors which includes Old Pocklingtonians, current and former parents, staff, governors, life patrons, charitable trusts and friends of the school.

The new centre has been designed to inspire the pursuit of traditional arts and crafts, as well as providing cutting-edge facilities for digital imaging, editing, animation, computer-aided design and manufacturing technology.

Christopher Oughtred, Campaign Group Chairman said: “The success of the Campaign is a remarkable achievement for the Pocklington School community.”

The school’s headmaster Mark Ronan said: “Reaching this significant fundraising target is fantastic news.

“I would like to express my thanks to all the donors who have supported our campaign and who have made the building of a new Art and Design Centre possible.”