The lecture theatre was also heavily used from the 80s right up to the end of 2010, faithfully accommodating hundreds of seminars, talks and lectures. Students used it for their brain storming sessions and discussions. Teachers, on the other hands, had countless of meetings and staff development programs. We have always been very proud of the lecture theatre, which is widely considered a gem by Michaelians. Located on the groundfloor, just behind the school foyer, it took a while for many to realise that heavy usage had taken a toll on it.
|A shot taken inside the theatre.|
|A worker removing the benches|
Early last year, discussions were held between the school, the BOG, PIBG and the OMA on plans to "rejuvenate" the theatre. Brother Matthew Bay, as usual, had to put on his thinking cap to come up with the floor plan, which later won the stamp of approval. It is the very design which transforms the theatre.
After a few rounds of serious sessions, the BOG and PIBG agreed to finance the entire project. We must mention Brother Vincent, Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian, Mr Adrian Tsen, Mr Joseph Michael Lee and Mr Phoon Chong Chee for the amazing team spirit in making another praise-worthy project a success.
|The signature long benches and tables were removed.|
|A clever design - an elevated platform which makes the theatre stands out. We can see Brother Vincent and Master Noel Oliveiro in the picture.|