Joseph Hood celebrates new school building
By adam_leone | Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 16:55
Joseph Hood Primary School celebrated the opening of their new school building in an eco-friendly fashion this week.
£4.8 million was spent on the new facilities.
Past and present pupils, teachers, members of the local community, the Mayor of Merton Councillor David Williams and cabinet member for education Councillor Martin Whelton in attendance of the opening ceremony.
The school's capacity is now doubled from 210 to 420 children.
The new building was created to improve the facilities at the school with a two-storey extension comprising 12 classrooms with toilet blocks and group spaces, a main hall, a dining hall and a kitchen.
Mayor of Merton Councillor David Williams said: "The atmosphere at the opening ceremony today was reflected in its name; 'We Love Joseph Hood'."
"The new school building is a credit to everyone who was involved in its creation, a big congratulations to all!"
Headteacher at Joseph Hood Primary School, Anita Saville said: "Our opening ceremony was a great success and I'm so pleased at how our new school building has turned out."
"I'd like to thank everybody involved in getting our new building up and running and for helping to make the opening ceremony an occasion to remember at Joseph Hood."