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Opening of Parson Street Primary School’s new buildings & playground


Bristol South MP, Dawn Primarolo, and local Labour councillors, Mark Bradshaw and Colin Smith, attended the opening of Parson Street Primary School’s new buildings and playground this morning.

The brand new kitchen, hall and foundation stage suite provide a great learning environment for children at the popular school which has over 450 pupils aged from 3 to 11 years on the roll.

The new playground was only possible through a huge fundraising effort by the whole school community, including sponsored runs by parents and staff, and a sponsored cycle ride by Headteacher, Mark Lacey, between Bristol and London’s Big Ben.  

Dawn was given a tour of the school buildings by two Year 6 pupils and then was invited to say a few words at the opening ceremony.  

Speaking after the event Dawn said:

“It was fantastic to see the new school buildings which will really make a difference for pupils and staff at the school.  The new playground is amazing – the children obviously love the new equipment!  Huge congratulations are due to everyone who has been involved in this project - teaching and support staff, the children, parents and governors.  Their hard work has really paid off.”  

“This kind of investment just proves how important it is for our local schools to get the funding they need to keep improving and providing the best education for our children.  Other primary schools in Bristol South also need and deserve new facilities – let’s hope the Coalition Government listens.”

Posted 3 October 2011

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