Children at Whitminster Primary School are finally being taught under one roof

Children at Whitminster Primary School are finally being taught under one roof

The youngest pupil at Whitminster Primary School, Katherine Dangerfield, four, cuts the ribbon with one of the oldest pupils to have attended the school, Sybil Barry, 85 at the official opening ceremony of two new classrooms (2988958)

The youngest pupil at Whitminster Primary School, Katherine Dangerfield, four, cuts the ribbon with one of the oldest pupils to have attended the school, Sybil Barry, 85 at the official opening ceremony of two new classrooms (2988960)

(l-r) Project manager Andy Aram from APA Construction Consultancy, Sybil Barry, 85 and Matt Donaldson managing director of Town and City Builders pictured with Katherine Dangerfield, four, at the opening ceremony of two new class rooms at Whitminster Prim

The youngest pupil at Whitminster Primary School, Katherine Dangerfield, four, was joined by one of the oldest pupils to have attended the school, Sybil Barry, 85, to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of two new classrooms on Thursday (2988971)

(l-r) Children from Whitminster Primary School Elsie Catchpole, five, Grace Graham, seven, Charlotte Oakey, nine, Scarlett Graham, eight and Louie Pajak, five inside one of the new classrooms that were officially opened on Thursday (2988989)

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PUPILS at Whitminster Primary School are all being taught under one roof now that building work on two new classrooms is complete.

There are four classes at the school in School Lane and until September this year two of them were being taught in temporary buildings, meaning the children were learning in different parts of the school.

Two brand new classrooms, which have been added to the main school building, were opened on Thursday by the new Bishop of Tewkesbury, the Rt Rev Martyn Snow, officially bringing all of the pupils together.

During the opening ceremony, which included a singing performance by the students, the youngest pupil at the school, Katherine Dangerfield, four, was joined by one of the oldest pupils to have attended the school, Sybil Barry, 85, to cut the ribbon.

Headteacher Lisa Hinkley said: “The two new classrooms have been beautifully designed with high ceilings and lots of light and the children love learning in this environment.”

Governors and staff put in a successful bid for county council funding which paid for the £300,000 project, with £30,000 contributed from school funds.

Paul McLain, cabinet member for children and young people and commissioning, said: “The old temporary buildings just weren’t up to scratch and I’m delighted we’ve been able to open these two new classrooms.”

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