HM Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Troughton officially opens new school build for primary school pupils
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Troughton joined school staff and pupils as she officially opened new school build at Holbrook Primary School in Trowbridge
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Troughton joined school staff and pupils as she officially opened new school build at Holbrook Primary School in Trowbridge.
Mrs Troughton attended the event cutting a ribbon to officially open the six new permanent classrooms and a multi-use games area. Pupils enjoyed ice creams funded by the Parent Teacher Association, and one of the parent governors who is also a member of staff created a celebration cake to mark the milestone.
The £2.3m investment by Wiltshire Council replaces temporary buildings and is part of an ongoing programme of work to replace old mobile classes with permanent developments. Pupils at the school were engaged in the project from the start with teams of pupils joining progress meetings and providing their own feedback.
Mrs Troughton said: "I was delighted to officially open the new classrooms and play area today. The pupils are clearly enjoying their new surroundings and the whole learning experience will be enhanced with these new facilities. Congratulations to everyone at the school."
Headteacher Vicki Cottrell said: "We are absolutely thrilled with our new building and the improvements which have been made to our original school building as part of the project. Everyone involved in the project; the local authority, the architects and Rigg Construction have been amazing and really worked alongside us so that the building is bespoke to the needs of our Holbrook pupils. We have the highest aspirations for our pupils and now they finally have the learning environments they deserve. I am very grateful to the children who joined me in some of the planning meetings and helped me make decisions about colour schemes and finishings throughout the process. Holbrook was already a wonderful place to work and to learn, and now it is even better - we are all very lucky indeed."
Cllr Dominic Muns, Portfolio for Education at Wiltshire Council said: "We know it is our hard working school community who make a positive impact on children's lives and learning. Having these wonderful new surroundings adds to that learning experience and it's good to hear pupils had a voice in making this happen. I look forward to hearing about the next chapter for this school."