Saturday the 20th of April was the day in which staff, governors, parents and guests along with local residents all celebrated the ‘Grand Opening’ of the recently completed extension to the school.
Mr Howell Chair of Governors said the school wanted to provide the school's high quality teaching staff with the high quality facilities they deserved to work with and this is where the vision for the extension came from.
The extension comprises of a brand new kitchen and dining room which has enabled the school to provide fresh, school made food which was described by the Chair of Governors as a ‘great improvement’ from what was supplied previously, as previously it had to be cooked at different premises and had to be delivered in boxes. In addition to the kitchen there has been an extra classroom, central corridor, reception, entrance and offices providing more space and less disruption during the school day.
Mrs Reidy the school head teacher thanked all the staff for their patience, and professionalism during the works and everyone who has and is involved with the fundraising for phase one of the building project which is still on-going. She went on to thank the local education authority for the funding which enabled the school to complete phase two of the extension.
The official opening was done by the Mayor and Mayoress of Rossendale with the help of Grace Avery from year 6 at the school. The Mayor congratulated the school on the improvements and said that the school was the heart of the community and was very pleased to be asked to open the school.
Fundraising is continuing for Phase one of the build. If you wish to donate to the cause you can ‘Buy and Brick’ by contacting the school or via the BT Mydonate site, also details on the building project can be found on the school website