December 10 2013 Latest news:
Friday, October 18, 2013
Celebrations have taken place to mark the official opening of a new classroom block at a primary school.
Last week at Ixworth Primary School students, parents, teachers, governors, special guests and representatives from the local authority came together for the grand opening of the year five and six classrooms.
They were built to accommodate the new students who are coming to the school now there is a two-tier structure of education in the area.
West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock, who cut the ribbon and unveiled the plaque, said: “I was impressed with the building and excited about the school growing.
“The new classrooms are top quality and will give the children at Ixworth Primary School a lot of new opportunities. They are a great addition to the school.”
The new year five students started at the school last month and year six pupils will join the school next year.
Deputy headteacher Sally Blackman, who is also year five teacher, said: “The children were heavily involved in how they wanted their new classrooms to be and they were also heavily involved in the grand opening.”
There was also a balloon release, a cake made by the children in the shape of the new building and the pupils did a presentation on the new classrooms and how they felt about moving into a two-tier education system.