Cutting the ribbon on new facilities
A new car park enabling children to be dropped off safely at Brooke Hill Academy and for use by walkers to the woodland, and a classroom extension have been officially opened.
The car park in Brooke Road in Oakham is a collaboration between the school, Rutland County Council and the Woodland Trust.
The new classrooms in the extension also provide more space for the increasing number of pupils at the school.
Rutland MP Sir Alan Duncan visited to cut the ribbon and meet councillors, pupils, staff and friends of the Woodland Trust and Brooke Hill Academy.
Executive headteacher Sharon Milner said: “We were very proud to show so many visitors around our new building and the car park. The car park has made a great difference to the start and end of the day and our children are now much safer and we are thrilled with the new building which was opened in memory of Keith Potts, chairman of governors who died in December.
“Keith’s family joined us for the afternoon, spending time talking to children and meeting the school goats. Children and staff were all able to share their memories of Keith and to show the great impact he had on our school.”