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School rises up from the ashes

TV presenter Suzanne Virdee was on hand to open a new building at Light Hall School - after a major fire destroyed classrooms and facilities in 2006.

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TV presenter Suzanne Virdee was on hand to open a new building at Light Hall School - after a major fire destroyed classrooms and facilities in 2006.

The school in Hathaway Road suffered the loss of 14 classrooms, dining facilities, a hall, toilets and offices in the arson attack.

But thanks to a £2.64 million Government grant along with cash from the school fund, an innovative building containing a performing arts room, canteen, a new learning resource centre and new classrooms will replace the lost section.

Head teacher Vic Scutt said: "Thanks to some additional funding, the rebuild has been more extensive than that lost in the fire."

"Students will be using the facilities from November 4 and I am sure you can see how this new facility will enhance their learning and boost the feel good factor for everyone at Light Hall. These facilities were well overdue."

The new site was not completed during the school's Open Day in September but prospective students, parents and residents can view the building on Saturday November 29 from 9am-12pm.

 

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