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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 2000

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