Pupils unveil new £500,000 teaching block at village school
A NEW £500,000 teaching block has opened at Stoke Row Primary School.
The building has two classrooms, a storage area and toilets and will be used by the reception class and children in years one and two.
Dozens of parents and villagers attended the official opening ceremony, where the Rev Kevin Davies, area dean for Henley, blessed the block, known as Sapling. The children said prayers and sang the school song before the ribbon was cut by the youngest and oldest pupils at the school, four-year-old Zachary Salter and Archie Thorpe, 11.
The school in School Lane was awarded a £448,000 grant by the Oxford diocese and raised another £60,000 with events including a charity ball, a triathlon and people taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge. The modular building was supplied by the Wernick Group and was constructed in 10 weeks during the summer holidays.
Headteacher Charlotte Harris said: “All our values at this school are reflected in the building: respect, kindness, perseverance, excellence and achievement.”