MP de­lights pupils with visit to new school

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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.

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM4703063

MP He­len Whate­ley and head teacher Libby Fi­dock

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