AN OLD arts room at a Newton Abbot school has been given a £90,000 revamp to turn it back into a hall.
Newton Abbot College has restored the building back to its original use when the school opened in 1915.
The news comes just months after the college received a £750,000 grant to complete improvements on its Dyrons campus that were started last year with the total refurbishment of its modern language building and the creation of a new art building. There has also been refurbishment works to the school's creative arts centre.
"It was a school hall when it originally opened and we wanted to turn it back into a hall now we have the new art facility," said head Gareth Davies.
"It's now light, airy and a great hall for the students."
The flexible space will be used for assemblies, meetings and a social meeting place for the youngsters at lunch times. It's also possible it may be rented out to the community.
"We don't have many old community buildings in town with such heritage. We have the Jacobian town hall and the Passmore Edwards Centre but that's about it," said Mr Davies.
Mr Davies said the school has seen a great 'transformation' in the last few years, with 'outstanding' grades and achievements.