STUDENTS have been given a sneak peek at their brand new state-of-the-art science labs.
The newly-built block at Whitley Bay High School features three science labs, a preparation room and a textiles classroom, which more than 700 Year 10 and 11 pupils will use each year.
The school is one of the largest centres for Advanced Level science in the country, with more than 300 students taking an A-level science course.
The £700,000 investment has been funded by North Tyneside Council as part of a five-year programme to deliver significant improvements to school buildings in the borough.
Headteacher Adam Chedburn said: “We are delighted at this enhancement to our science facilities.
“The school became a Specialist College for Science and Humanities in 2006, and since then we have become one of the largest centres for Advanced Level science in the country with more than 300 students taking an A-Level science course.
“These labs will make a huge difference and we are very grateful for the support of the North Tyneside Council.”
The new science block also boasts a whole host of ‘green’ credentials and has been designed using a ‘fabric first’ approach to reduce carbon emissions.
The floors, walls and roofs are insulated to higher than regulation standards and low energy fittings and apparatus have been used throughout.