Published Tuesday 17 February 2015 at 17:21
A Blackburn Primary school is celebrating following the grand opening of their new buildings.
Intack Primary School welcomed local dignitaries including the Rt. Hon. Jack Straw MP, the Council leader Councillor Kate Hollern and the Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Councillor Alan Cottam to the official opening of the new extensions that will provide extra classrooms, community areas and early years provision for 3 and 4 year olds.
The event, which took place on Friday February 6th, saw pupils led by the Year Six School Council entertain the guests with a history of the school in a special assembly. Mr Straw then officially cut the ribbon on the new buildings saying:
This is a great school! It is a fantastic opportunity to make Intack even bigger and even better.
The building project was funded last year by the Borough Council’s Capital Project Fund.
Built over the past seven months the space created will give the school the ability to teach children from the age of three whilst also creating a community hub that will give parents and the wider community the opportunity to take an active role in the school.
Councillor Sylvia Liddle Chair of Governors for the schools said:
These new buildings are fantastic. The inclusion of the nursery will allow the School to provide the best possible education and further opportunities for support for children and parents within the community.
Rachel Cairney, Head Teacher, said:
Everyone in school is extremely proud and pleased with this opportunity to provide more services to parents and our local community. This is an exciting time for Intack Primary School.
Councillor Dave Harling, Executive Member for Schools and Education said: .
It is really important as a council that we invest in both primary and secondary schools. The Authority has been hit hard over the past few years but we must always ensure our children and young people get the best possible start in life. This investment and others like it will allow this to happen.
Your can see more pictures for the event below, as well as listening to Counillor Dave Harling, Linda Clegg, Director of Children Services and Headteacher Rachel Cairney all discuss the benefits of the new buildings.
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