A School in Helmdon officially opened its
new information technology suite last week after a summer
of hard work to make it possible.
Helmdon Primary School turned an old classroom
into a state-of-the-art IT suite complete compete with ten
computers after members of the community worked throughout
the summer and many businesses donated materials such as
paint and cables for the cause.
The opening took place on Wednesday, November
15, with county education officials attending the event.
Rose Darwin, ICT co-ordinator at the school,
said: "This has been created through voluntary work, goodwill
and hard work. It has been a real community effort, everyone
who helped had endless enthusiasm all summer".
"The children of this school have been
given this opportunity they would never had had if it wasn't
for all the people that worked so hard."
To help with the conversion the school
received an LEA grant from the Government for £8,000.
A year before the work started the school
had earmarked around £30,000 for the cost of the project
but thanks to the generosity of the community the IT room
cost just under £10,000.
Work started on the conversion and refurbishment
and was ready in September in time for the new term.
Brackley Post - 24th November