Staff and pupils celebrated the launch of a £0.5m building programme at their school by welcoming a special visitor.
Lancashire County Council's Cabinet Member for Education, CC Alan Whittaker, donned a hard hat and mucked-in to help kick-off a major building programme at Torrisholme Community Primary School in Morecambe.
The building work, which is being paid for by the school and Lancashire LEA, will include the creation of five new classrooms to replace the existing wooden mobile units which were put in place more than 15 years ago.
The classrooms will be attached to the main school building in Low Lane and will include a new toilet block, library and resource area.
The building work is expected to be completed by the end of the summer which will allow pupils and staff to move into them in September
Headteacher, Sue Fielden, said:
"The new classrooms will make a big difference for us and we are all very excited about the prospect of leaving the wooden mobile units which are no longer suitable for the children to be taught in.
"Using the fifth classroom as a library will also be a huge help to us.
"We're really grateful to all the staff at the LEA who have worked so hard to help us arrange the funding."
County Councillor Whittaker said:
"I am delighted that we have been able to help the school fund these much needed improvements and provide a building which is fit for the 21st century."
Chairman of Governors, Phil Huddart, said:
"All the governing body are justifiably proud of this new build as it will provide the school with the excellent facilities it deserves.
"The headteacher and governors deserve a big pat on the back for working so hard to secure the funding."
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