Halifax's paralympic star Hannah Cockroft opens new school

Hannah Cockroft opens the new Moorside Community Primary School
Hannah Cockroft opens the new Moorside Community Primary School

Paralympic golden girl Hannah Cockroft was the special guest as Moorside Community Primary School in Ovdenden officially opened its doors this week.

Hannah cut the ribbon and then spoke to pupils at their assembley. The school was founded 200 years ago, with work on the new building taking around a year to complete.

Calderdale Council has invested £8.6 million to rebuild Copley Primary School and Moorside Community Primary.

Coun Megan Swift, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “It’s great to see children moving in to the state-of-the-art facilities at Moorside Primary School.

“Along with the new building at Copley, the Council has invested £8.6m in these two top class learning environments for local children.

“It was fitting that Hannah Cockroft, MBE was there to cut the ribbon and give a special assembly at the school, as children at Moorside, as well as the local community, are now able to enjoy well-equipped sports areas as part of the great new facilities.

“The new building has been tailor made for requirements of the school, with natural light and space helping children to reach their potential, learning in a high quality environment.”

The work has included the creation of brand new, modern facilities including new sports areas equipped for football, hockey, netball and basketball.