July 2018 news from Eddington
Posted Friday 27th July 2018
While Eddington basks in the warm weather, things have been hotting up for the development, with dozens of new families arriving at the University's key worker housing for the summer.
Before the University of Cambridge Primary School broke up for the summer holidays it hosted Paralympian gold medallist Jonnie Peacock to launch the Active Kids holiday club.
There has been plenty to celebrate, with the school being rated Outstanding by OFSTED and the Storey's Field Centre's official opening just days after it was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize.
Please enjoy reading our latest news from July below.
CHILDREN’S FLAG PARADE CELEBRATES THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE STOREY’S FIELD CENTRE
On Friday 20 July, the Storey’s Field Centre, a new community centre and performing arts venue at Eddington, was officially opened by local school children with a stunning flag parade.
The opening was attended by 100 representatives from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council, alongside the wider community.
The highlight of the opening saw over 160 children parading around Eddington with flags they had designed.
STIRLING PRIZE SHORTLIST SUCCESS
The Storey’s Field Centre and Eddington Nursery have been shortlisted for the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize which recognises the best building in the UK.
The MUMA-designed building is on the shortlist of six after winning a National RIBA Award and three RIBA Regional awards for outstanding design: a RIBA East Award, the Sustainability Award and the RIBA East Building of the Year Award.
EDDINGTON SCHOOL RATED OUTSTANDING
The University of Cambridge Primary School is celebrating after receiving its first OFSTED report.Inspectors found the school outstanding in all categories.
Headteacher, Dr. James Biddulph, said: "It is a privilege to lead such a dedicated and passionate team of educators. We are not the finished article…we never will be.”
The school, which has been open for three years at Eddington, is the first University Training Primary School in the UK.
EDDINGTON NURSERY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The nursery building is preparing to open in September 2018 as a facility for both the University and local community.
OPEN EDDINGTON SEPTEMBER 15
Dozens of events, tours and activities are taking place on the second Open Eddington on September 15.