Children at Ixworth Primary were joined by newly appointed skills, enterprise and education minister Matthew Hancock to officially open two new classrooms which create a larger primary school in the village as part of the county school’s re-organisation.
Mr Hancock, who is MP for West Suffolk, came along and met the children before cutting the ribbon to the two classroom block built by Brooks & Wood builders.
The children then released balloons and went iinside where they read their own thoughts about the new building before enjoying a cake they had made in the shape of the new block.
This will accommodate the first cohort of pupils for the expansion of the primary school which will eventually to take years 5 and 6.
The building has been built on the site of the school’s disused swimming pool.
Headteacher Anna Richards said: “It’s been great. These children would have moved schools and it is lovely for them to have their own block.”
Pupil Ellie Robertson said: “When we first entered the Year 5 classroom I didn’t think it would be as amazing as it is. Homework is fun and the teachers make learning great but challenging.”
Lucy Warland said: “The building we have now is brilliant to work in.”
Mrs Richards added: “It was a really lovely day and I am incredibly proud of the children who organised a lot of the celebration.”
Mr Hancock said that he was impressed with the building and excited about the school growing and by all the opportunities there were.