MP opens fabulous new classroom

Ably assisted by Year 2 children Claire Perry MP cut the ribbon to officially open the new classroom at Burbage Primary School. Declaring the classroom open she said: “This is a really exciting day; it’s wonderful to see the results of all the fundraising.”

Inside the fantastic new learning space

Children in Reception and Year 1 are already being taught in the new building which their teacher described as: “a fantastic bright and open learning environment in which to nurture a love of learning right from the start of school.” The classroom opens directly onto the school’s extensive outside space which includes a fantastic playing field, large playground, trim trail designed by the School Council, orchard, kitchen garden and chickens hatched and cared for by the children.

Funding for the new classroom came from government grants, generous donations and lots and lots of fundraising by the school community. Former Burbage School Principal Nicola Coupe was also there to celebrate the opening. She had been personally involved in much of the fundraising including completing a sponsored skydive with Reception teacher Bev Thompson. Congratulating Nicola on raising £8,500 in sponsorship Claire Perry said that: “Skydiving was something that she never had, and, never would do!”

Year Two with Excalibur swords at the ready – Claire Perry MP (right) and Nicola Coupe stand safely at the back!