A primary school has officially unveiled its new facilities with a little help from the Mayor of St Edmundsbury.
Cllr Patrick Chung cut the ribbon at Hardwick Primary School, in Steward Road, to launch three new classrooms, toilets, an improved Early Years outdoor learning area, cycle sheds and kitchen extension.
The school’s expansion is to cater for Year 5 pupils who have stayed on for the first time in its history as the majority of the town moves to two tier education with most primary schools catering for pupils aged four to 11.
Headteacher Daryl Jones said: “The journey to the school becoming two-tier began four years ago and now we have finaly reached our destination.
“The classrooms and new facilities are fantastic and will make a big difference to the education of the pupils. The children are very proud to be the first Year 5 pupils and they are enjoying learning in their new classrooms.”
Pupil Katie McIntyre, aged nine, said: “The classrooms are really good and we have lots of space. We have lots of things to look forward to and the teachers are great.”
Mr Jones praised builders Brooks and Wood for bringing the project in on time.
The outdoor learning area includes a large new canopy and AstroTurf.