I was sorry to read that the plan for the studio college has been dropped.
Surely these things start small and grow and grow?
I think it is short-sighted of the powers that be to drop this plan so early.
I hope that they reconsider and have some faith as it were.
This plan being dropped is not just sad for students who wanted to to go there, but for the whole town as your story said. It will have a huge impact. Heanor needs that shot in the arm and desperately.
This school would have been just right for many students too.