Ramsgate Arts Primary School is a purpose-built, bright, modern, spacious building that opened in September 2018. The school needed sound, projection and theatrical lighting for the Main Hall and the Dance Studio so Clarity became involved early on in the building work so as to ensure the correct cabling was installed before the structure walls were complete. This saves a lot of time and money if thought out well in advance.
For the Main Hall four Yamaha loudspeakers were installed at high level, a portable sound trolley was supplied with a Bluetooth CD/media player and radio microphone system including two handheld and two over-ear microphones. A totally state-of-the-art LED colour-changing lighting system was installed on a long lighting bar. On the bar, as well as theatrical lighting, four disco lighting effects were also included. Connection points for the sound and lighting were installed at the front and rear of the Hall so the systems can be operated from either position, as well as the option to control wirelessly via an iPad. A remote controlled 3m wide electric projection screen was installed with a very bright Panasonic projector for use with the school’s laptop.
In addition to the other systems the school also asked Clarity to install a ceiling-mounted camera in the Dance Studio for linking to the school’s iMac. A bespoke wooden lectern was supplied which contains the sound system control equipment including a two-way radio microphone system, plus a lighting control panel, projector input panel, iMac and camera control system. This lectern is interchangeable with the hall trolley should that be required.