Fanfare heralds school’s new era

Blackpool Town Crier Barry McQueen meets the school's own crierThomas Bamber
Blackpool Town Crier Barry McQueen meets the school's own crierThomas Bamber
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A FANFARE of trumpets hailed a new beginning as Singleton Primary School officially opened its new £500,000 hall.

Pupils, parents, staff and governors gathered in the spacious new facility yesterday for a special opening ceremony.

The Bishop Of Blackburn, the Rt Rev Nicholas Reade attended, as did charity representatives who helped to fund the new project. It has taken just less than a year to build.

And the sun shining down made the day extra special according to chair of governors Alec Davies.

He said: “It is wonderful to see the new hall finally built, it is such an exciting day for Singleton Primary.

“Our old school hall was tiny and really not fit for purpose but we could never have raised the money by ourselves.

“It will make a huge difference to the children as they can now do PE whatever the weather, this is a really proud day.”

The hall was funded through grants from the Richard Dumbreck Singleton Fund and the Blackburn Diocesan Education Fund.

It was built on unused land at the back of the existing school site. As well as a bright new hall with a mezzanine floor for spectators, it has new toilets and meeting rooms. The new site will mean children can have PE lessons indoors as well as put on school productions and social events.

Pupil Samuel Davies, nine, said: “I love the new hall, it looks really clean and bright and it means I can play football at lunchtime no matter what the weather.”