Schools’ open night following revamp

AN open evening is being held tomorrow from 4pm to 5.30pm at Gladstone Road Junior and Infant schools in Scarborough to show people the results of a year-long building programme.

Pupils have been making the most of their new facilities since the beginning of term following a £1.9 million flagship development by North Yorkshire County Council.

Now the schools are inviting families, prospective parents and the wider community to come and take a look at their exciting facilities which include new classrooms, music rooms, a new library and research area, upgraded facilities for learning support and significant addition to playground space, along with general refurbishment.

County Councillor Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire’s executive member for schools, said: “We are extremely proud of this flagship development. It is going to make a massive difference to local children.”

Gladstone Road Juniors headteacher Brian Robinson said: “We have waited a long time for this development and we are delighted with the end result. It has been well worth the wait.

“These fantastic new facilities will enable us to continue to develop our music and sport and all of our many other activities.

“Pupils, staff, governors and visitors alike have all been exceedingly positive about the development.”

Infants school headteacher Anne Swift said: “We are absolutely delighted with these facilities and there is so much we can achieve by having them. We really appreciate that the county council has invested in the schools to this extent.”

The extended outdoor space means that the infants school now has its own play area where it previously had to share.