Sprinkle of stardust for grand opening

Harry Potter star officially opens £2.4m extension at Bellbird Primary School

Top of the bill for the opening of the new £2.4m extension at Bellbird Primary School in Sawston, Cambridgeshire, was film legend Warwick Davis – star of box office blockbusters including the Harry Potter and Star Wars franchises.

Warwick attended the grand opening with his wife, Sammy, and daughter, Annabelle. Having cut the ribbon and toured the fabulous new facilities, constructed by Jeakins Weir, Warwick commented: “I was delighted to be invited to officially open the new extension to the Bellbird School – it is a wonderful school and a great pleasure to attend the event.”

The extension has increased the school’s capacity from 300 to 420 pupils, adding five new classrooms along with toilet and cloakroom facilities. It means the school can now take in two full forms of entry each year.

The scheme was designed by Pick Everard and overseen by Cambridgeshire County Council’s project managers, Faithful and Gould.

Katie Kendall, the school’s headteacher, said: “The children are all thoroughly enjoying their new learning spaces in the classrooms. We were so delighted that Warwick Davis could be here to make the opening such a great success. The children were really inspired to meet him.”

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