Potterhanworth School gets new classroom

Members of the Christs Church Hospital Fund in the new Potterhanworth School classroom. From left - Coun Marianne Overton, Ralf Wilford, Gordon Lindsay (chairman), Maggie Pocklington and headteacher, Debbie Challinor. EMN-150710-173457001
Members of the Christs Church Hospital Fund in the new Potterhanworth School classroom. From left - Coun Marianne Overton, Ralf Wilford, Gordon Lindsay (chairman), Maggie Pocklington and headteacher, Debbie Challinor. EMN-150710-173457001

A village primary school is celebrating the completion of a new classroom and working space thanks to funding from a local charity.

A village primary school is celebrating the completion of a new classroom and working space thanks to funding from a local charity.

Debbie Challinor, headteacher at Potterhanworth CofE Primary School, said: “After hard work by governors and staff in search of additional classroom space, we approached Christ’s Hospital Endowment (a charity based in Potterhanworth) with our vision.

“We were delighted when they offered to build us a classroom attached to the school. CHE swiftly took hold of the project and provided us with a brand new classroom and working space, ready for September 2015.”

The official opening was held on Wednesday, September 30.

Coun Marianne Overton represents Potterhanworth on Lincolnshire County Council and has been a Trustee on the Christs Hospital Fund for ten years. She said: “It is light and airy with double doors going straight out to the playing field.

“It helps make use of other spaces in the school. Thanks to my colleagues, especially our chairman, Gordon Lindsay, and colleagues who worked tirelessly over many years, to see the school retained in the heart of the village, the hall built and today successfully supporting a thriving community with new facilities.

The Christs Church Hospital Fund have already begun working on improvements for the pre-school as the next project.