Pre-school celebrates start of new era as bulldozers move on site
BULLDOZERS moved in to Gorefield Pre-School on Monday and the champagne corks popped in celebration. Demolition of the prefabricated building on the village school playing field marks the start of a new era for the pre-school. It is hoped a new building w
BULLDOZERS moved in to Gorefield Pre-School on Monday and the champagne corks popped in celebration.
Demolition of the prefabricated building on the village school playing field marks the start of a new era for the pre-school. It is hoped a new building will be up and ready for use by February half term next year.
Years of fund raising by staff and volunteers and a grant from Sure Start have made the new building a reality.
Set up in 1994, the pre-school was first held in a pavilion on the playing field but had to move on when the building was damaged by fire. The move to the prefabricated building on the school site came after a short spell in the Woodman's Cottage.
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Pre-school chairman Lucy Turner said: "The mobile was never in immaculate condition and was always going to be a temporary thing. We have been doing all sorts of fund raising over the years and now with the grant from Sure Start we can go ahead with the work."
The 20 youngsters who attend the pre-school and the five members of staff will be using the village hall and the bowl's club while the new building is erected and kitted out.
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Lucy said: "It is going to be fantastic because for the first time we will have something which is purpose built and with a 60-year life span so we will not have to move anywhere in the foreseeable future. I would like to thank everyone who has helped us over the years to make this possible."
• The next fund raiser will be a Christmas Fayre in the village hall on November 28 from 10am-1pm.