School extension is opened

Children release a balloon race to celebrate the opening of the new extension at Kirton.
Children release a balloon race to celebrate the opening of the new extension at Kirton.

Kirton Primary School have held the official opening of their new extension.

A ceremony was held on Friday, when Boston and Skegness MP Mark Simmonds cut the ribbon.

Deputy mayor Helen Staples, head teacher Nicky Donley, MP Mark Simmonds and chair of governors Paul Holmes open the new extension. DJ

Deputy mayor Helen Staples, head teacher Nicky Donley, MP Mark Simmonds and chair of governors Paul Holmes open the new extension. DJ

The £850,000 project - funded by Lincolnshire County Council - will see pupil numbers rise from 420 to 630.

Speaking at the opening Mr Simmonds said: “Education is absolutely critical, not just providing people with the skills they need for life but also in raising pupils’ aspirations and ambitions and to fulfil their potential through life.”

He urged pupils to travel the globe, to read and to carry on doing so to keep learning and to listen to their teachers, parents and peers.

Chair of governors at the school Paul Holmes said it was an honour to be in his position and thanked everyone involved with the construction of the extension as well as staff and pupils.

Headteacher Nicky Donley said the extension will now allow the school to accept more youngsters from the catchment area.

Visitors were treated to performances by the school choir and cheer leading clubs.

Pupils also launched a balloon race as part of the event.