THOMAS Adams School in Wem has received a vital refurbishment of its art building after receiving council funding.

For the last 12 months, the art building on the school's sixth form site has been off limits because of subsidence problems.

But after receiving funding from Shropshire Council, the school were able to have the building refurbished.

The council's Property Services Group carried out the work, which involved underpinning the building, constructing a new roof, installing windows and toilets as well as new flooring, lighting and decoration throughout.

The building is now ready to be used once again ahead of the new term in September.

To celebrate the re-opening of the building, a small ceremony with refreshments took place on Monday, July 15 with invited guests including Terry Kerr and Pete Brown from the Property Services Group.

They were joined by trustees of the Adams Foundation, Wing Commander Claire Harrison and school governor Gareth Jenkins.

Staff and sixth form students were also in attendance to be the first inside to have a look at the transformation for themselves.