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First glimpse of new classroom in North Luffenham

Pupils at St Mary and St John Primary School, North Luffenham, visiting the site of their new classroom.  From left, Isaac Halls, nine, Edward Traylen, nine, Molly Taylor, eight, Tilly Greaves, nine, and Eloise Harris, nine.
Photo: MSMP291112-006ow

Pupils at St Mary and St John Primary School, North Luffenham, visiting the site of their new classroom. From left, Isaac Halls, nine, Edward Traylen, nine, Molly Taylor, eight, Tilly Greaves, nine, and Eloise Harris, nine. Photo: MSMP291112-006ow

Children donned hard hats and got their first glimpse at a new classroom which is well on its way to being completed following an appeal.

It was this time last year that St Mary and St John Primary School in North Luffenham launched an appeal to raise £134,000 to build a seventh classroom.

Thanks to the efforts of staff, pupils, parents and governors, they raised the huge amount of cash in just seven months.

The fundraising appeal was launched with a Santa fun run held at school and was followed with an open garden event in the village and sponsored fundraising initiatives.

The school also launched a buy-a-brick appeal with those who donated having their names inscribed on the bricks which form part of the classroom.

The target was finally hit during the school’s annual summer fete held in June.

The funding was also boosted by a £25,000 grant from Rutland County Council and a grant from the Diocese of Peterborough.

The work on the classroom started in September and the outer shell is already well on its way to being finished.

And on Thursday last week, the pupils in Year 4 and their teacher Kim O’Sullivan finally got a chance to see inside the building and have a look around the area that will be their new classroom.

A spokesman for the school said all the pupils were really excited to see the building and made the most of the opportunity to wear a hard hat and take a look around.

The pupils are now looking forward to making themselves at home in the classroom in the new year.

 

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