Prime Minister drops in to Great Rollright to open new classroom

Prime Minister and Witney MP David Cameron speaks at Great Rollright CoE Primary School on July 3 as he opened their new community room. NNL-151007-170313001
Prime Minister and Witney MP David Cameron speaks at Great Rollright CoE Primary School on July 3 as he opened their new community room. NNL-151007-170313001

Pupils and staff at Great Rollright CoE Primary School welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron to open their new community room.

Mr Cameron took time out of his busy schedule last Friday to also meet parents as he opened the new building, which was funded entirely by the school.

Anne Hewett, co-headteacher, said: “We were delighted to welcome Mr Cameron! We are very proud of the way in which the whole school community has supported our fundraising efforts.

“The village community have also been very generous. We needed a full size fourth teaching area and sadly there was no external funding available. We waited for two years before we decided we must raise the money ourselves! We are thrilled with the new room - it is so much large and is really light and airy!”

After greeting the two headteachers, Mr Cameron visited all the children in their classrooms before moving outside to cut the ribbon and officially open the new building, which will operate as a classroom during the school day and as a community resource at other times.

Mr Cameron added the ideas of the Big Society were reflected in the way the school and community has worked so successfully together.