Along with the new school year, came the installation of the Shade Sails and the Busking Stand. The shade sails provide a more sheltered area for students to sit outside and enjoy their lunch, or even just to socialise. The busking stand is a great addition; with many students performing, it adds a variety to what’s available for students to do at lunchtimes, whilst also enabling fellow students to appreciate the musical talent within the school. Phil Gale who is a regular performer in the busking stand stated, 'I think it's a really good idea, because it means that people can hear what we get up to in between the concerts, whilst also giving people something to listen to at lunch.' These Shade Sails and Busking stand were a great idea and very much appreciated by the students.