(November 1981) The do-it-yourself extension

The Primary School is rightly proud of its new extension to the Infant building, providing a general meeting room, cloakroom and storage space. It was designed, built, decorated and paid for entirely by the efforts of the parents; and the work was completed in just three months. The only help from the Education Authority was a small grant towards the staff cloakroom facility.

On Saturday 17th October, Mrs Joan Broady, Chairman of the P.T.A. handed over the keys to Peter Mansfield, and the red ribbon was cut by Mrs Mary Poulton, declaring the extension open. Lucie White presented her with a bouquet, but the most intriguing presentation of all was the cream cake with the cherry on top given to Richard White in recognition of his work as site manager / slave driver / general organiser without which the project would never have succeeded.

Such a totally self-help project is thought to be quite unique and even got an article in the Times Educational Supplement!