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School unveils new £1 million extension

Hermione Walton, Tierney Backland, James Ward and Adam Morby with headteacher Antony Witheyman

Hermione Walton, Tierney Backland, James Ward and Adam Morby with headteacher Antony Witheyman

A village primary school is celebrating the opening of its new £1 million extension.

The building project at Weedon Bec Primary School has resulted in three new classrooms, an all-encompassing new library and IT suite – called the research centre – and new offices for the reception and headteacher.

The work has done away with the need of the mobile classroom and has brought all the children into the same building.

Headteacher Antony Witheyman said: “I think the way the school is now, it is fit for the 21st century child.

“All of the new classrooms are bright and airy and the children have been really impressed with the changes.

“I think the biggest difference is that we have got all the children under one roof and will really enhance the family spirit within the school rather than having one class stuck at the other end of the school grounds.

“The changes to the school will make a big difference and enhance what we are doing.

“The redevelopment work has given us an extremely professional environment. It can only be a good thing for the children at the school and help with their education.”

Mr Witheyman was also keen to thank the wider village community for their help.

He said: “I want to say thank you to the people who live near the school for their patience while the building work has been going on.

“I’d also like to thank the people at the village hall for help with the car parking during that time.

“The parents and staff have been fantastic during the refurbishment work. The children as well. A lot of the school has been closed for the past six months and not once have they complained. Everyone has got on with it and that is a real credit to the family atmosphere within the school.”

 

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