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$8M renovation complete at Noble Central School

After decades with no major upgrades, students in Nobleford are now learning in a new, renovated space.

Noble Central School held its grand reopening Thursday afternoon, showing off the $8-million renovation project.

“It really wasn’t that accessible before, lots of stairways and very difficult to maneuver around,” Noble Central School principal, Greg Rollingson said.

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“We’ve got all sorts of desk heights and chair types, and really what we wanted to do was focus on making this a place where learning was a priority.”

It was first opened in 1949, with the first major addition coming in 1953.

The last major structural change to the school was 40 years ago, when a gymnasium was added to it.

“Advances in architecture and technology, it’s more energy efficient,” Palliser Regional School Division Board chair, Robert Strauss said. “It provides better lighting, better learning spaces — it’s upgraded the mechanical within the building.”

The early learning to Grade 12 school is now more accessible for visitors and students, with inclusive learning spaces, a large library, a new gym and new classrooms.

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