March 24, 2015 - News
Whitefield Infant School and Nursery in Nelson was officially opened on 24th March by Chair of Lancashire County Council, Kevin Ellard.
The £7m project involved the construction of a two-storey building spanning 1950m², comprising of 14 classrooms and admin support rooms. The project also included substantial external works including playgrounds, outdoor classrooms, a walled garden, pond and nature study area.
The scheme also features a unique entrance to the school library constructed with ‘larger than life’ books standing more than two metres high and painted by local artist, Steve Hutton.
Headteacher Mrs Cummins said,
We are thrilled with our new building which is both unique and spectacular but perhaps most significantly fit for purpose. I am confident that the facilities created here will widen the learning opportunities for our children and families, today, tomorrow and in the future.
Phil Ashall, Contracts Manager, said,
This has been a complicated and challenging project, built within a tight timeframe and budget. It’s been a pleasure to work with all parties as one big team in a proactive and professional way. We wish the school all the best in their new teaching environment and trust this helps them to continue to provide an outstanding teaching facility for all.
Pictured L-R Headteacher, Ethna Cummins, Gill Ellard, Kevin Ellard, Michael Conlon and Phil Ashall.