Wednesday 29th May 2013

The Eccleshall Lecture Theatre at Dover College now seats around 100 students in this newly refurbished room. Named after George Eccleshall, a distinguished Old Boy and former Governor of the school, whose generosity allowed the new facility to be created.

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Dover College is a co-educational independent day and boarding school for 3-18 year olds which was founded in 1871. Situated on the site of a 12th Century Benedictine Priory, the College is in the most beautiful green surroundings, at the centre of a coastal city, what a place to study!

The facilities at Dover College include a sports hall, cricket field and pavilion, football pitches, astro turf, grass tennis courts, dance studio and now a lecture theatre. Recognising that this space was available the room is now a lecture theatre due to the installation of the i-Q lecture seating; a fixed structure from Stage Systems with individual upholstered chairs on raised, tiered levels. The space can be used as a formal lecture theatre for teaching, for small drama groups and music performances, or even as a cinema. The school also has alternative larger drama facilities in a former Methodist Church, but this is off site, so it is fantastic for the school to have this new on-facility (that used to be a boys’ prep room) that is easily accessible to the whole school.

Understanding that different people develop skills and confidence through a range of learning, Dover College offers its pupils the opportunities to grow in a variety of areas, ensuring that this new flexible facility will be used to its full potential.

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