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Newbury Berkshire: Important milestone for improvements to Falkland Primary

Important milestone for improvements to Falkland Primary

Parents, staff and pupils at Falkland Primary School are celebrating as a long anticipated project to build a new hall reaches an important milestone.

Around £100,000 has been raised by parents over the past three years to fund the new building that will offer much improved facilities for sporting activities as well as art and drama performances.
It is intended that the local community will also be able to take advantage of the new building for a range of clubs and activities. The project is due for completion before Christmas and will be the focus for pupil activities and learning events during the Autumn term.
Barrie Prentice, Chair of governors at Falkland Primary School said: "I am delighted we have reached the stage of 'breaking ground'. I would like to say thank you to all of the parents and carers past and present for their fundraising efforts and donations. We are grateful to Falkland School Association for organising a variety of events including fetes, quizzes, pamper evenings, discos and a 'promises auction', over the years and to all the members of the local community for supporting our events."
Fiona Henderson, Headteacher of  Falkland Primary School said: "The hall has been on Falkland's 'Wish List' for a very long time and I am delighted that we are finally able to make it happen. The children and staff are very excited and already looking forward to moving in! I would like to say a huge 'thank you' to all who those who have been involved over the years in making this much-needed hall a reality."
Irene Neill, West Berkshire Executive Councillor for Children and Young People said: "It is excellent to see the fundraising efforts at Falkland Primary have paid off. A new hall will be a fantastic asset for the school and I look forward to seeing it completed."
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