Claire Perry MP opens new classroom for Burbage Primary School
With help of Year 2 children Claire Perry MP cut the ribbon to officially open the new classroom at Burbage Primary School. Declaring the classroom open she said: “This is a really exciting day; it’s wonderful to see the results of all the fundraising.”
Children in Reception and Year 1 are already being taught in the new building which their teacher described as: “a fantastic bright and open learning environment in which to nurture a love of learning from the start of school.” The classroom opens directly onto the school’s extensive outside space which includes a fantastic playing field, large playground, orchard and, in the kitchen garden, chickens hatched and cared for by the children.
Funding for the new classroom came from government grants, generous donations and lots and lots of fundraising by the school community. Former Burbage School Principal Nicola Coupe was also there to celebrate the opening. She had been personally involved in much of the fundraising including completing a sponsored skydive with Reception teacher Bev Thompson. Congratulating Nicola on raising £8,500 in sponsorship Claire Perry said that: “Skydiving was something that she never had, and, never would do!”
Burbage Primary School, part of Excalibur Academies Trust, prides itself on providing a friendly, caring and happy school environment where children learn with enjoyment and flourish as individuals. When Ofsted visited the inspector commented that: “The Principal is determined and successful in bringing about lasting improvement; supported strongly by the Chief Executive of the academy trust.”