This Summer, TGS is Growing Taller!

25th July 22

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TGS is so excited to announce some major improvements to the school buildings which will take place over the summer. 

Firstly, the school is growing taller! TGS has acquired the top floor of the 6-9 Cynthia Street building, which is a lovely, bright and airy space above the New Hall. This floor will soon be converted into three brand new classrooms, a library for Forms 5 and 6, 1:1 teaching rooms for individual lessons and staff working spaces. 

Another major addition will be the creation of a second roof garden at no. 10 Cynthia Street above the office and kitchen. This new green oasis will be accessible via a new bridge from the Lower School entrance to this garden space. 

To continue our commitment to environmental sustainability and clean air, new solar panels will be installed along the roof of no. 6-9 Cynthia Street. Our children were excited to learn about this green project, particularly the members of the Eco-Committee! 

But that’s not all. Whilst looking at this new construction, it was also discovered that The Gower School’s buildings had all been a part of a factory producing chocolate and cocoa. Dunn and Hewitt was a producer of cocoa powder beginning in 1820, and built their factory (which is now our school) in 1900 to become one of the largest chocolate factories in the UK. What a sweet discovery to top off these exciting improvements to our school! 

Dunn & Hewett's Iceland Moss Cocoa, London, c.1890. News Photo - Getty Images

We are thrilled to announce these developments to TGS, and are excited to see these new spaces in operation for the Autumn Term.