School’s new learning centre opens after £120k makeover

Opening of the new learning suite at Lightcliffe CE Primary school. Pictured in new IT suite are Aiden Allen and Tilly Greenwood,  both 10 years old
Opening of the new learning suite at Lightcliffe CE Primary school. Pictured in new IT suite are Aiden Allen and Tilly Greenwood, both 10 years old
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THE former home of a school caretaker has been turned into a learning centre after a £120,000 facelift.

The newly-opened Norman Lister Wing at Lightcliffe primary school boasts a new library and updated ICT suite.

There are also another two rooms for group work and a kitchen where children can brush up on their cooking skills.

The school’s music room has also been refurbished as part of the 14-week makeover project.

Headteacher Charles Woodbridge said the completion of the wing was a great addition to the school.

“It’s great to see the library finally completed. A lot of work has gone into it,” he said.

“The school’s parents, friends and staff association have also been a massive help with their fund-raising efforts going towards the development.

“It’s a fantastic to know that this will be used for the next forty years.”

Pupil William Davies, 11, a member of the student council, said their new-look building had impressed pupils.

“It’s a lot better and it’s a definite improvement because the building is nice and colourful,” he said.

“We have already been using Movie Maker on the computers which is really good.”

The school has used £95,000 funding from central government and £35,000 from the Diocese of Wakefield to create the learning centre.

It is named after the late Norman Lister, who was head teacher at the school for more than 20 years.

His widow Molly was the guest of honour when the centre was officially opened.