WALPOLE ST PETER: New school building is blessed by Bishop

SCORES of guests gathered for the grand opening of a new classroom and courtyard at a Fenland school today. The event was at the Anthony Curton Church of England Primary School at Walpole St Peter. The Bishop of Huntingdon, the Rt Revd David Thomson bless

SCORES of guests gathered for the grand opening of a new classroom and courtyard at a Fenland school today.

The event was at the Anthony Curton Church of England Primary School at Walpole St Peter.

The Bishop of Huntingdon, the Rt Revd David Thomson blessed and dedicated the new building and it was officially opened by Fred Corbett, the deputy director of children's services in Norfolk schools.

The new extension includes a new classroom, a group room and a courtyard which can be used for prayer and reflection.


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The building cost £280,000 and almost 90pc was funded by the Diocese of Ely and the rest was raised from the school budget.

Work began last November on the new rooms, and pupils moved into the classroom in June.

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The opening of the new extension also coincided with the school's 25th anniversary of its opening.

As part of the celebrations at the school, there was a performance by the l choir and also by some of the teachers.

Headteacher Anne Senior, said the extra space had made a fabulous difference to the school.

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