MP delights pupils with visit to new school
The first pupils may have moved into Langley Park Primary Academy last September, but no school feels properly opened until it has been visited by its MP.
Helen Whately, MP for Faversham and Mid Kent, did the honours with a reception at Maidstone’s newest school, being welcomed by principal Libby Fidock.
She was also invited to plant an apple tree donated by nearby Rumwood Nurseries.
Governors, parents, teachers and children joined her, as did managers from business who had supported the school.
Mrs Fidock said: “We want children to learn within a culture of curiosity, enjoyment and positive approaches to new experiences and skills and this state of the art building can only help us to achieve this.”
The school in Edmett Way has 23 pupils in the nursery class, 51 in reception and 28 in Year 1.
The school will take on more pupils year on year until it reaches its capacity of 420.
MP Helen Whateley and head teacher Libby Fidock