Friday, December 15. A NEW building at a Sleaford school has been named after a former pupil and teacher in her memory.

The Cattermole building at Kesteven and Sleaford High School was officially opened by author and raconteur Professor Gervase Phinn.

Headteacher Alison Ross said the building is a fitting tribute to Jennie Cattermole, a former pupil who later taught at the school but died in 2000.

Mrs Ross said: "We thought long and hard on what we should name the new building but we decided to name it after Jennie following a request from the pupils. A lot of people still remember her so I put it to the governors and they thought it would be very fitting."

The building has a full-sized library, three teaching rooms, a fully-equipped laboratory, an office and two suites of toilets.

Mrs Cattermole's husband John and daughter Louisa attended the opening.

The building has been in use since September last year but the school wanted to wait to officially open it so they could find an appropriate guest.

Pupils from the school read some of Mr Phinn's poems at the ceremony.