Former England and Manchester United footballer Teddy Sheringham opens £2.36 million building at Stevenage primary school

Teddy Sheringham at the opening of a new school building at Roebuck Primary School & Nursery in Stev

Teddy Sheringham at the opening of a new school building at Roebuck Primary School & Nursery in Stevenage - Credit: Archant

Former England and Manchester United footballer Teddy Sheringham showed how much Stevenage Football Club cares about its community yesterday.

The club’s manager answered questions from pupils before he officially opened Roebuck Primary School and Nursery’s new £2.36 million building.

Responding to a question from a boy about why he became a footballer, he said: “I tried to be as good as my brother who was three years older. I just kept striving to be a better player and I have a lot to thank him for.”

After the questions Teddy was joined by the school’s council, its head Richard Fordham and Herts County Council’s cabinet member for education David Williams to cut the ribbon.

The school was completely rebuilt four years ago and the new building will see it double in size to 450 students by adding eight new classrooms.


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Speaking on the day, Mr Fordham said: “We have great links with out community. Parents like sending their kids here and that is why we put ourselves forward for this expansion.”

Year 6 pupil Natalie Coate is being taught in the new building. She said: “I think it is really good and nice.”

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