New classrooms open at Thorney Island school

Head teacher at Thorney Island Primary school, Dean Clegg and deputy Karen Moody with pupils Hannah Harland, Kallum Brierley, Blake Johnson and Abigail Harvey in the new classroom at the school. C120880-1
Head teacher at Thorney Island Primary school, Dean Clegg and deputy Karen Moody with pupils Hannah Harland, Kallum Brierley, Blake Johnson and Abigail Harvey in the new classroom at the school. C120880-1

PUPILS at the Thorney Island Primary School showed off their new state-of-the-art classroom at an event to celebrate its official opening.

Peter Griffiths, cabinet member for education and schools, attended the opening, which allowed pupils to showcase their work since moving into the new room at Easter.

School governors were also present, and builders from Frank Sandell Building Contractors.

“The children have been waiting since Christmas, and they kept asking ‘When can we get into our new classroom?’

“It is a brilliant end to their school year”, said head teacher Dean Clegg.

He thanked the local authority for supporting the extension with a grant of £175,000, which was added to funding of £116,000 from the school’s own budget.

The new room is equipped with a dedicated IT area, including six new desktop computers and an interactive whiteboard, and all of the art materials have been replaced.