Bishop opens new school unit

PUBLISHED: 13:12 11 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:35 15 June 2010

Exeter building and maintenance company Rok joined pupils and staff to celebrate the official opening of a new classroom at Awliscombe Church of England Primary School.

Exeter building and maintenance company Rok joined pupils and staff to celebrate the official opening of a new classroom at Awliscombe Church of England Primary School.As a special treat, Rok brought along a cake to celebrate the completion of the £170,000 project, and the Bishop of Crediton, the Right Reverend Bob Evens, cut the cake to mark the occasion.In just over 12 weeks, Rok completely refurbished the existing classroom and extended the building to create new toilets.As well as creating a bigger and brighter space for the foundation and year one pupils, Rok also secured an overhead canopy to the building for pupils to play under in the wetter months.Headteacher Gill Kendrick said everyone at the school was thrilled with the new classroom and facilities. She said: "I know I speak for the pupils as well when I say how delighted we are with the new classroom. "It looks fantastic, and we're really grateful to Rok for carrying out the work with minimal disruption.""We would like to thank the Diocese and the local community for the practical and monetary support, without this the project would not have gone ahead." Brian Parr, Project Manager for Rok's Exeter office, said: "We were delighted to join with pupils and celebrate the completion of their new classroom.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Midweek Herald