STAFF, pupils and parents at a Chaddesley Corbett school celebrated the opening of its new £4 million building.

Children at Chaddesley Corbett Endowed Primary School unveiled a commemorative stone to mark the official opening of facilities, on the A448. There were also speeches by headteacher James Hawthorn and chairman of governors Colin Emeny.

Students and teachers moved into the impressive new building in November last year from their former classrooms in the centre of the village.

School pupils entertained parents and staff with a variety of performances, including singing and dancing, on stage at the outdoor auditorium. Parents were then invited to stay for a family picnic on the school fields.

Mr Hawthorn said: “Everyone had a really enjoyable time. It was a celebration of Chaddesley Corbett and the fact we have a brand new school. We are extremely lucky to have the facilities and we are making full use of them.”

The new building features a hall and library as well as a purposebuilt music room and dedicated food and design technology rooms. Each class has its own “outdoor classroom” which means lessons can take place outside.

“It is so much more spacious than our previous building,” added Mr Hawthorn. “The learning environment is really fantastic and it gives us flexibility. We are looking forward to many happy years here.with some reallygood learning facilities.”

Guests at the ceremony also included representatives of architects Boughton Butler and builders A&H Construction and Andrew Page, chairman of Chaddesley Corbett Education Foundation.