School revamp a wonderful job

Volunteers from Barclaycard, parents and friends of Rushton Primary School repainting classrooms in the summer holidays for the pupils
Volunteers from Barclaycard, parents and friends of Rushton Primary School repainting classrooms in the summer holidays for the pupils
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Parents have given up much of their summer to help with vital renovations at a village school.

A team of volunteers has worked tirelessly at Rushton Primary School to create extra space in the classrooms.

The school, which was built in 1892, has nearly 100 children on its register and youngsters had to squeeze into classrooms before the upgrade took place.

The school’s new headteacher, Alison Willis, said she was delighted with the result of parents’ hard work, which is due to be finished by the time term starts next week.

She said: “So many people have been on board helping out, and it’s looking wonderful.

“It’s made a huge difference. The children will really benefit when they come back.”

The school received money towards the renovation from Barclaycard, which has also given 15 laptops to the school.

“We are basically all parents,” said Richard Pywell, a governor and one of the volunteers who also works for Barclaycard. “We have raised the money through the PCA to buy the materials. It’s a big community effort.”

He added: “There are many things to do in the school but with the community pulling together we have been able to do them.”