The new extension at Swansfield Park Primary School in Alnwick was officially opened on 7th February. The building comprising of a new learning hub, a studio and 4 classrooms comes as a result of investment by the school and local authority to enhance existing facilities.
Attendees were welcomed by head teacher, Jenny Smith, and Chair of Governors, Bill Grisdale, who spoke about the new extension and the benefits this provides to the school and pupils. The children from Year 5 also gave a presentation to those who attended.
The new facilities were then officially opened by retired dinner lady, Mrs Peggy Stanton, who cut the opening ribbon held by two students from the school, Maddison McKay who is the oldest pupil at the school and Omer Unsal who is the youngest.
Guests were then welcomed into the new learning hub where they were greeted with singing from the school choir and were then taken on a tour of the school.
The opening was attended by people within the community who have supported the school, those involved with the building project and local councillors.
Head teacher Jenny Smith said: “Our school now provides a modern and stimulating learning environment for our children and it is a pleasure for staff to work in.
“We are all delighted with this new extension which has made a huge difference to our daily lives in our school.”
Councillor Robert Arckless, Cabinet member for children’s services at Northumberland County Council said, “This extension at Swansfield Park Primary School is a fantastic addition to the facilities.
“We’re continually investing into the educational environment for our pupils across the county and this extension will provide an excellent resource for the pupils.”