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Coventry Telegraph - - YOUR VIEWS - Chil­dren re­lease bal­loons as part of the cer­e­mony

WAR­WICK’S new­est pri­mary school has of­fi­cially opened its doors.

Heath­cote Pri­mary has been cre­ated to ed­u­cate young­sters from a neigh­bour­ing new devel­op­ment – and has al­ready at­tracted 50 pupils.

War­wick’s mayor Stephen Cross and head­teacher Lara Jef­fries cut the rib­bon to com­mem­o­rate the opening, be­fore the chil­dren re­leased bal­loons with a mes­sage of peace at­tached.

Pupils, par­ents and visitors also cre­ated art­works which will be fea­tured on the ex­te­rior of the new school.

Mrs Jef­fries said: “It was lovely to welcome so many peo­ple here to see just how spe­cial the new school is.

“Art Base led a col­lab­o­ra­tive art pro­ject which, when com­plete, will be a per­ma­nent fea­ture on the ex­te­rior of the school.

“We hope that each and ev­ery per­son con­nected with the school from the very be­gin­ning will for­ever be­come a part of the school through their per­sonal con­tri­bu­tion to the art work.

“We look for­ward to be­com­ing the hub of the lo­cal com­mu­nity, pro­vid­ing our chil­dren with a rich, di­verse cur­ricu­lum aimed to en­sure they reach their full po­ten­tial in their time with us, leav­ing with a love of learn­ing, a thirst for knowl­edge and an un­der­stand­ing of the world they live in.”

Gregg Wilkin­son, group man­ag­ing direc­tor of Gal­lagher Es­tates, who at­tended the of­fi­cial opening along with Glen Lang­ham, group plan­ning direc­tor of Gal­lagher Es­tates, said: “We are de­lighted to be in­volved in the de­liv­ery of Heath­cote Pri­mary School which has been planned, funded and de­liv­ered as part of our new devel­op­ment at War­wick Gate­way, and will serve the ed­u­ca­tional needs of lo­cal chil­dren.” The of­fi­cial party also in­cluded Andy Mitchell of Wood­loes School, Pick Ever­ard who pro­ject man­aged the build, Ashe Con­struc­tion, the build­ing con­trac­tors, War­wick­shire County Coun­cil, direc­tors and staff from the Com­mu­nity Academies Trust, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Bar­ratt Homes and David Wil­son Homes and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

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