14 September 2018
North Lincolnshire Council plus other partners are supporting Sir John Nelthorpe School’s plans to create a centre for arts and culture in Brigg.
The community centre forms part of the School’s ‘Our Place in Time’ anniversary celebrations in partnership with the council. It celebrates 350 years (1669 to 2019) of education on the Grammar School site and 100 years (1919 to 2019) since the inception of the Girls High School (subsequently sited on Wrawby Road) next year.
A launch event was held at Sir John Nelthorpe School on Wednesday 12 September to raise awareness and encourage support of the project engaging with local businesses and community groups.
The new facility will host local, regional and national artists, performers and groups further raising the profile of Brigg as a centre for the arts in North Lincolnshire.
Under the plans, the school library will be sympathetically redeveloped and the existing music and drama suite will be adapted to provide space for visiting artists and local performers.
The centre will be accessible to the community as well as school pupils.
Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“We are delighted to be supporting this fantastic project alongside Sir John Nelthorpe School. The new centre will bring together Brigg’s arts and culture in one place.
“We are keen to work with local businesses and community groups in Brigg to develop the project, making sure it has a real community feel. The launch event gave everyone the chance to find out more details, including how to support and be part of the project.”
Rob Biglands, Head Teacher at Sir John Nelthorpe School, said:
“The Our Place in Time anniversary celebrations, which will take place in the summer term of 2019, will encapsulate the richness of both former schools on the present site and I look forward to sharing more details of the planned events as this academic year progresses.
“Nothing will be more fitting than to mark these key milestones in the history of the school in newly refurbished facilities that will celebrate the proud history of the school and the community at the same time as providing a modern and versatile resource for all to enjoy.
“I very much hope we can enlist the support and backing of the North Lincolnshire community to turn this vision into a reality. I am extremely grateful to the combined bodies of the Governing Body, the Nelthorpe Trust and the Briggensians Association who are supporting this venture whole-heartedly.”