On Friday, 19th October, the opening ceremony of the school's new building took place in the playground. Read the press release below and see the photographs of the Mayor and his Mayoress unveiling a plaque to commemorate the opening and the murals which were painted by the children.
A New era for children at Curledge Street
On Friday 19th October children, staff and parents at Curledge Street Academy celebrated the opening of their £2.8m new building. Housing classrooms for children in years 1 to 3, a library, accommodation to allow personal one-to-one support as well as administration space and a staff room, the new building provides state of the art facilities.
Visitors were given a tour of the new building before joining all the children on the playground to mark the official opening. Led by their Head Teacher, Mrs. Jessica Humphrey and her staff, the children sang a specially written song ,”A World of our Own”.
Three large outdoor murals ,produced by local artist, Scott Walker, incorporating artwork by each child were then unveiled.
The Civic Mayor, who attended with the Mayoress, cut the official ribbon and unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of the building.
Mrs. Humphrey said “today marks the culmination of a lot of hard work to give the children at Curledge Street a building and facilities that will match our school motto – “A Flying Start to Life Long Learning”
The Mayor said “ I’m delighted to open this new building which will provide superb facilities not just for the children now, but for children in the years to come.”
The opening also officially marked the conversion of Curledge Street Primary School to Curledge Street Academy. The school became part of Prospects Academies Trust, a national provider of academies and school support at the beginning of September. Peter Evans, the Trust’s chairman, also attended the opening of the new building and said how proud he was to join the children at the opening of their new building and to mark the start of a new era at Cureldge Street. He said “we are delighted to welcome the academy into Prospects Academies Trust family and look forward to a bright future.”
Later in the day, parents were invited into school to see the new building and the improved facilities for the children. They also visited their children's classrooms where they were able to see and take part in many and varied activities.#
Numerous positive comments were received from the parents and a child told Mrs. Humphrey that it had been his very best day ever in school.