Mayor Cllr Sandra Hambleton officially opens new refurbishments
The Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme Cllr Sandra Hambleton was guest of honour when Silverdale Primary Academy officially opened its new look early years provision today (22nd March.)
The event was held to officially celebrate the completion of £300,000 of improvements at the school, which caters for 2 to 11 year olds.
The improvements have been funded by a grant from the Academies Capital Maintenance Fund (ACMF). Administered by the Education Funding Agency, the ACMF is available for academies to improve the condition of their school buildings and expand their facilities.
At Silverdale, the money has been invested mainly in enhancing the school’s early years provision, including improvements to classrooms, arts and library facilities and outdoor equipment.
Commenting on today's opening event, Silverdale Primary Academy Headteacher Lindi Nejrup said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that Her Worshipful the Mayor and other guests were able to join us on the 22nd March to help us officially open these new improvements. The children and staff were really looking forward to it and had a fantastic day.”
Added the Mayor, Cllr Hambleton:
"It's been a great event and the new improvements really seem to have had a positive impact, helping to create a lovely learning environment for the children."
The event also saw musical entertainment care of the Staffordshire Rock Roadshow - a three piece band and part of Entrust (Performing Arts), teaching music at schools across Staffordshire - who performed a medley of music from the movies.
Based at the Racecourse in Silverdale, Staffordshire and set in its own grounds, Silverdale Primary Academy also offers free full-time nursery places to parents of children aged 3 to 4.