23rd Oct, 2017

Primary school benefits from council grant, and adds a splash of colour to celebrate

Shaun Reynolds 3rd Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

EDGEWICK Community Primary School officially opened on Friday (January 22) after a £5 million Education Capital Grant investment by Coventry City Council.

The opening was marked by the ringing of the newly refurbished school bell from the original victorian school and the release of balloons over Foleshill.

The new building is now twice the size of the original school and has a capacity of 420 pupils plus a nursery.

Heeadteacher Jayne McHale said: “We’ve been in the building since September but we decided to wait for an official opening until the place was a little tidier.

“The school, staff and pupils are already benefiting tremendously from the grant.

“We have much bigger space to work with now and a large sports hall that can be divided.

“The new technology is fantastic as well – state of the art teaching boards have been installed with laptops and iPad’s a big part of learning too.”

The opening was marked with the release of hundreds of balloons – all coloured differently to include the different year groups at the school.

Ms McHale added: “The colours represent each year of the school and this a theme that runs across the school.

“Year three pupils marched out with orange balloons and some of our younger pupils were provided with yellow balloons.

“We looked at the position of the old school bell and it’s quite spooky to see the new version in hung in virtually the same position.”


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