Biggleswade mayor opens new lower school block

Biggleswade mayor Councillor Michael North cuts the ribbon at the new Biggleswade Academy classroom

Biggleswade mayor Councillor Michael North cuts the ribbon at the new Biggleswade Academy classroom block, flanked by children Aiden Conway, Parker Matheson, Samantha Date-Bah and Laila Davis. Picture: Central Beds Council - Credit: Archant

Biggleswade mayor Michael North was on hand to cut the ribbon at a new lower school classroom block.

Parker Matheson and Samantha Date-Bah outside Biggleswade Academy's new classroom block with Biggles

Parker Matheson and Samantha Date-Bah outside Biggleswade Academy's new classroom block with Biggleswade North ward councillor Steven Watkins, Biggleswade mayor Michael North and principal Shelley Flynn. Picture: Central Beds Council - Credit: Archant

Pupils, staff and governors were at Biggleswade Academy for the opening of the new block, which has been named Australia.

The five-classroom block has created an extra 150 lower school places at the academy, with the new pupils joining over a phased five-year period.

Following an assembly with singing from pupils and speeches from principal Shelley Flynn and Year 3-4 leader Emma Welch, visitors admired the new building.

Principal Shelley Flynn said: “The bright, airy and spacious classrooms, with the latest IT technology to support pupil learning, have made the classrooms a delight to work in for both pupils and teachers.

The new Biggleswade Academy classroom block. Picture: Central Beds Council

The new Biggleswade Academy classroom block. Picture: Central Beds Council - Credit: Archant

“The inclusion of the mini-library for group work and their own special playground means the new Australia block has been hugely popular with everyone.”

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