COMMONWEALTH Games gold medallist Nile Wilson officially opened a Pudsey school's refurbished Sixth Form Centre.

The Leeds-born gymnast - who won four medals at the Glasgow games - performed the honours at Fulneck School which recently invested £200,000, including new state of the art IT resources, more than 30 new computers, three interactive whiteboards, a 50-inch television and high-speed wireless internet, at its Sixth Form Centre.

New carpets, furniture and wall graphics have also been incorporated into the scheme along with common room and bathroom refurbishments.

Fulneck School Principal, Deborah Newman, said: “We are delighted with these new improvements to our Sixth Form facilities.

“Senior pupils can often feel under pressure given the weight of decisions they make about their futures at this time in their lives.

“So, in addition to modernising our provisions and updating our infrastructure we have tried to create a relaxing and positive atmosphere that allows them to really thrive.

“We can’t wait to see the centre back in use throughout the new academic year.”

Emma Nulty, Head of Sixth Form, said: “The refurbishment to the Sixth Form centre is really wonderful.

“There is now a wealth of brand new IT equipment which will allow us to further improve pupils digital literacy and give a fully interactive learning experience, providing them with the best possible springboard for life after school.

Fulneck School Head Girl, Kara Farrar, said: “This work has made a really noticeable difference to the Sixth Form centre.

“We’re all really excited about making use of the new facilities, particularly the new computers.”